There's a modern day revival in the age-old habit of pilgrimage, and parishioners from St Joseph's Church in Subiaco, Perth are creating Australia's first: Camino Salvado.
Acclaimed war correspondent Rageh Omaar examines the effect the Crusades have on the world today, and in particular on the relationship between Islam and the West.
This program tells the story of how Christianity arrived in Britain during the Dark Ages and of its vital role in creating a national identity which has survived ever since.
Michael Portillo investigates the legacy of the Roman Emperor Constantine - the man who transformed Christianity from a clandestine handful of followers of Jesus Christ into one of the world's great religions.
Written and presented by leading British writer, Howard Jacobson, this film examines the story of the origins, and consequences, of Christian belief.
As the world grapples with the Global Financial Crisis, Compass asks: Should our lives be ruled by the almighty dollar? We gather some big thinkers to explore the values underpinning our abiding love of money.
Evelyn Lowah, a Torres Strait Islander and born-again Christian, is a presenter at a volunteer radio station in Cairns. Her spiritual journey and radio work provide a unique window into character and culture of Australia's tropical north.
Every year Australia's Sikh community holds its own mini-Olympics. We follow a local family through the big event for an intimate portrait of contemporary Sikh faith and culture.
Geraldine Doogue meets Alexander McCall Smith, one of the world's best-selling authors made famous by a cheerful 'traditionally built' Botswanan female detective, the principal of his No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency series.
Following two Jehovah's Witness families who stand firm for their often controversial Christian faith, this episode opens the door on Jehovah's Witnesses and reveals how they have helped shape history beyond the doorstep.
Two years ago Melbourne ophthalmologist Harry Lew began a mission to revive a story that began in a Polish town almost 70 years ago: a true story so terrible that when it was first published few could bear to read it. The Annihilation of Bialystoker Jewry is a meticulous account of a once thriving Polish town, its 60,000 Jewish residents and their systematic destruction by the Nazis during WW2. The book was written by one of Bialystok's few survivors, Rafael Rajzner, who had lost his whole family and endured a succession of concentration camps before starting a new life in Australia after the war.
Australians had a bumper Christmas last year, spending 37 billion dollars over the festive period, much of it on Christmas presents. Yet according to a 2005 Australian Institute survey, 73 per cent of Australians say they would be happy for somebody to make a donation to a charity on their behalf as a substitute for a Christmas present. Figures like these have inspired some people to think about new ways of giving during the festive season.
In this Christmas Day special episode of Compass, JTV Youth Network and triple J presenter Robbie Buck meets three different families from three different faiths, all celebrating the festive season in three different ways.
Geraldine Doogue and a panel of high profile international and Australian guest speakers attend the Parliament of the World's Religions in Melbourne. It is the largest gathering of religious leaders in the world.
When World Youth Day was staged in Sydney last year one of the principal events, the Stations of the Cross, a re-enactment of Christ's last hours, was beamed worldwide. Months of rehearsal, sweat, blood and tears went into the ambitious production headed up by Father Franco Cavarra, a one-time opera director who joined the Roman Catholic priesthood 10 years ago. It was his job to bring to life the 2000 year old story of Christ's suffering and death.
It's one of the largest cemeteries in the world - but burial space is running out. Sydney's Rookwood now has to devise new ways to care for the dead, and for the bereaved.
Philosopher and theologian Dr Conor Cunningham talks to some of the world's eminent evolutionary biologists, geneticists and philosophers to examine whether the latest advances in evolutionary theory do in fact kill God.
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