Jane Caro busts some myths about life as a teacher and reveals the pressure most teachers are under. This includes an overwhelming amount of marking and paperwork to the challenges of managing student behaviour.
Jane Caro goes inside the staffrooms of two public schools and a Catholic high school to find out what makes teachers tick.
On the coldest day of the year, hundreds of volunteers gather at Sydney Town Hall to welcome homeless people as guests for the day and provide a range of services including dental and medical care, lunch, clothing and free hugs.
The Copts are one of the oldest forms of Christianity and their religious practices differ significantly to other Christian denominations. Two new Coptic priests share their journey as they are chosen by their congregation.
In 2015 the badly decomposed body of a man was discovered in County Wicklow, Ireland. Regarded as an eccentric who shunned society, he built his remote dwelling which revealed extraordinary insights into the man and his world.
Ike Curtis looks like a typical Melburnian. He's into music, studies at uni and barracks for AFL team Richmond. But at 20, he's about to complete a long-held dream to become an Orthodox Jew. Compass joins Ike on his journey.
What does it mean to be Australian? What are Australian values? Five passionate individuals from a variety of backgrounds agree to a 'lock in' at an iconic venue with a mission to come up with their own list of questions.
As Hermannsburg Mission celebrates its 140th anniversary in the 500th year of the Lutheran Church, it continues the tradition of holding open-air bush camps for pastors.
An Australian family try to redefine the way they live, making ethical choices about how they travel and what they eat. Natasha Mitchell joins the Easthorpes as they grapple with the challenges of ethical living.
Anglican priest Rod Bower is well known for the controversial signs he puts up outside the Gosford Church. But there's a lot more to this compassionate man, whose commitment to social justice has made him a major target.
An inter-generational story about how the turban is making a comeback in Australia's Sikh community. Hip hop artist L-Fresh the Lion, activist Sukhjit Kaur Khalsa and cricketer Gurinder Sandhu are all embracing their culture.
It's estimated more than 50,000 Australian kids don't go to school, not because they are truants, but because their parents choose to home school them. Who are these families and why have they chosen to home-school?
Harry Haxton's combined book launch and wake was his way of telling the world he'd had enough of end stage kidney disease. He'd ticked off most of the items on his bucket list, ready to live his last week to the full.
Hana Assafiri is a woman on a mission. At a time when Islamophobia is on the rise, she runs regular speed dating sessions where people come and ask Muslim women any questions they like about Islam.
The shocking story of how an amateur historian's sleuthing uncovered the deaths of up to 800 hundred children at a Catholic care home in Ireland.
An inspiring story of conservation, education and community featuring Alexandra Seddon who has dedicated her life to making a home for displaced people and animals in rural NSW. #ABCcompass.
Geraldine Doogue interviews Indonesia's first female stand-up comedian Sakdiyah Ma'ruf. Having learnt to speak English by watching TV, she enjoys combining religion and humour with the freedom that only comedy allows.
In the second of a three part series Modern Prophets, Geraldine Doogue meets some of our Defence Chaplains.
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