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Religion: it’s at the centre of world affairs, but profound questions still remain. Why are you here? What happens when you die? Does God matter? God Forbid seeks the answers.

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    • Religion & Spirituality

Religion: it’s at the centre of world affairs, but profound questions still remain. Why are you here? What happens when you die? Does God matter? God Forbid seeks the answers.

    The COVID-19 conundrum

    The COVID-19 conundrum

    This week has left us with many unanswered questions: Are we so powerless that a microscopic bug can transform our world in weeks? And will the toilet paper in my house last the week?

    James Carleton and the God Forbid panel examine the ethical and moral questions of life in the time of coronavirus. 

    • 54 min
    Fun and games in sacred spaces

    Fun and games in sacred spaces

    James Carleton and the God Forbid panel take a break from the crisis at hand to discuss how games and stories can enrich the spiritual lives of people no matter their age.

    • 54 min
    Answering the call in a confusing world

    Answering the call in a confusing world

    No, not a phone call, but a vocational call – not to a career necessarily, but to fulfil your life’s purpose. How do you figure out what that is? There’s too much to choose from!

    • 54 min
    How women of faith are changing the culture

    How women of faith are changing the culture

    It’s International Women’s Day! Join Justine Toh and the panel as they celebrate women’s achievements, fight stereotypes and explore how religious commitment can help – rather than harm – the female cause.

    • 54 min
    The spiritual crisis of parenting

    The spiritual crisis of parenting

    People say there's nothing that can quite prepare you to be a parent. That's probably because through the highs and lows, you learn as much about the best (and worst) of yourself as you do about your child. Justine Toh and the God Forbid panel dwell on the spiritual lives of parents and children.

    • 54 min
    Why religions say humans have intrinsic value

    Why religions say humans have intrinsic value

    Australia is a secular society, but there's a religious claim that forms part of the foundation of its liberal democratic values: That all people, regardless of circumstance, have intrinsic value. Judaism and Christianity claim every person is "made in the image of God", but what does this mean in practise? Guest host Justine Toh and the God Forbid panel discuss work, gender, ageing, disability and the need for rest.

    • 54 min

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