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Quiet conversations about noisy topics. ChatterSquare is a Eureka Street podcast.

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Quiet conversations about noisy topics. ChatterSquare is a Eureka Street podcast.

    Timothy Radcliffe on the conversations Catholics need to have

    Timothy Radcliffe on the conversations Catholics need to have

    What does it take to grow in conversation, even in and perhaps especially difficult conversation? Can contemporary Christianity get past the moralism and step into areas of pain?

    In this final episode for the second season, Fr Timothy Radcliffe talks to 'Australian Catholics' magazine editor, Michael McVeigh. They discuss questions about Catholic identity, education and democracy.

    Timothy Radcliffe is a Dominican friar and theologian. He is a consultor to the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace. He was director of Las Casas Institute for Social Justice at Oxford, where he is now on the advisory board.

    Timothy is known for his views on things like homosexuality, divorce and remarriage, and the authority of women in the Catholic Church – areas in which he has pushed for open conversation and an embrace of difference – something which has earned him the description of being controversial.

    Theme: Aces High by Kevin MacLeod incompetech.com under CCBYA 3.0 licence.

    • 20 min
    Na'ama Carlin on dissonant universities

    Na'ama Carlin on dissonant universities

    Who or what are universities for? Are they meant to form citizens or workers? What happens when universities turn to a more corporate model?

    Dr Na'ama Carlin joins us in this episode to reflect on these and other questions. She is a sociologist, writer and lecturer based in Sydney. She is also a casual academic, an experience that raises pressing issues about the way universities operate.

    Theme: Aces High by Kevin MacLeod incompetech.com under CCBYA 3.0 licence.

    • 37 min
    Nathan Sentance on faulty memories and cultural institutions

    Nathan Sentance on faulty memories and cultural institutions

    In what ways are memory institutions compromised? How do we make sure that galleries, libraries, archives and museums are truly inclusive in the stories they tell?

    Nathan 'Mudyi' Sentance is a Wiradjuri man who grew up on Darkinjung country in New South Wales. He works to ensure that First Nations stories are being told and controlled by First Nations people. In this episode, we talk about how he came to this role, why our historical records are faulty, and what it means to pursue the truth about ourselves.

    Theme: Aces High by Kevin MacLeod incompetech.com under CCBYA 3.0 licence.

    • 28 min
    Antonio Castillo on the evangelical factor in Latin American politics

    Antonio Castillo on the evangelical factor in Latin American politics

    Antonio Castillo is an academic and journalist, specialising in Latin American history, democracy and politics. He has a deep interest in how news is generated in places of conflict. As a journalist he himself has covered the legacies of historical violence in countries such as Colombia and Argentina, as well as contemporary issues like narcotics-driven crime.

    Antonio is also a close observer of political tensions in Latin America. He joins us today to talk about the rise of evangelical movements in the region. Why did these groups become so popular? What makes them such a political factor? And what does it mean for them to be politically engaged, in a time when people are looking for alternatives?

    Theme: Aces High by Kevin MacLeod incompetech.com under CCBYA 3.0 licence.

    • 30 min
    Restoring women in the Catholic Church

    Restoring women in the Catholic Church

    Although women have been sidelined from power structures within the Catholic Church, history is replete with their examples of service and leadership. So why aren't these women as familiar to us as other workers in the early church and since? And what standards do they set?

    Eureka Street editor Tim Kroenert introduces a special episode, in which ChatterSquare host Fatima Measham addresses these questions. Recorded at a pub in inner city Melbourne, she talks to members of a Catholic community about why women are critical to the future of the Church.

    With thanks to St Carthages, Parkville. Theme: Aces High by Kevin MacLeod incompetech.com under CCBYA 3.0 licence.

    • 24 min
    Christine Carolan on curbing modern slavery

    Christine Carolan on curbing modern slavery

    What does modern slavery look like? What facilitates it? What can be done to protect human beings from such exploitation? In this episode, we talk to the national executive officer of Australian Catholic Religious against Trafficking in Humans (ACRATH).

    Christine Carolan has been been involved in awareness campaigns and policy advocacy in this area for many years. She touches on the hidden nature of slave-like practices, our complicity, and the importance of systemic responses.

    Theme: Aces High by Kevin MacLeod incompetech.com under CCBYA 3.0 licence.

    • 23 min

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