Nearly five centuries ago a vast religious revolution gripped Western Europe. The Reformation split the medieval Church asunder,
Nearly five centuries ago a vast religious revolution gripped Western Europe. The Reformation split the medieval Church asunder, breaking it into competing Catholic and Protestant factions.
How was it possible that a cultured nation at the heart of Europe ever allowed Hitler and the Nazi party to come to power?
What part did football really play in South Africa during Apartheid? This program revisits the collision of race, sport and politics through the lives of three very different men and their struggle to end Apartheid.
Filmed before, during and after his final days on the High Court of Australia, this Compass documentary about former Justice of the High Court, Michael Kirby, explores the personal, moral and spiritual convictions of one of Australia's most compassionate thinkers and incisive legal minds.
It's the final episode of The Mission and as their first year draws to a close the three Nigerian Fathers continue their roller coaster ride of faith, dedication and culture shock. For the Tassie priests working with them it is difficult to accept what they offer, but for the communities they are reaching out to, there are inspiring surprises and even dangerous encounters in store.
In part three, it's six months into The Mission and the three Nigerian missionaries are finding themselves part of a Tasmanian Catholic community looking for solutions to churches closing down, congregations dying out and no priestly vocations.
British shop girl Stacey Dooley, championing the cause against child slave labour, travels to the Ivory Coast, West Africa, where tens of thousands of children are believed to be working in the cocoa plantations that supply half the world's chocolate makers.
In episode two, it's now well into the fourth month of The Mission and the Nigerian priests are all struggling with the demands of Australian life, homesickness, and confronting the reality of a Church in decline. And not everyone is getting along, so with new housemates to contend with life isn't getting any easier.
The Mission is a four-part documentary series by the team who produced the extremely popular series The Abbey for Compass. The Mission is the story of missionaries in reverse, as three young Nigerian Catholic priests, who haven't volunteered, who have never left Africa before, are sent to save Tasmania's struggling Church. But can they fulfil The Mission?
An eleven minute clip taken from the film, 'Challenge, Faith, Change' which tells the story of the effect of Vatican 2 upon the
Through the personal stories of eminent and ordinary Australians this program explores how the Second Vatican Council changed Catholic life and why.
Professor Sidney Bloch takes his teenage son to South Africa to confront his guilt for colluding with Apartheid.
This Compass special travels 400 years back through time to a defining moment in the stormy relationship between religion and science, authority and free thought. It goes back to the trial and condemnation of Galileo, an Italian philosopher, astronomer and scientist, convicted of heresy for publishing ideas that changed the way we think about the universe.
What happens to autistic children when they grow up? A documentary that explores the line between ability and disability.
The group are put to work in the backstreet factories of Dharivi, the largest slum in Asia. Amongst the open sewers and warrens of tiny clothing factories the group face their toughest challenge yet.
On Anzac Day, Compass tells the story of Sister Susan Connelly's bid to have East Timor officially honoured for its wartime assistance to Australia. Sister Susan is a Josephite nun based in Sydney's western suburbs. Since 1994 she and other members of the Mary MacKillop East Timor Mission have been supporting the people of this struggling new nation.
Jane Elliot, internationally famous for her work on discrimination captured in the groundbreaking documentary Blue Eyed, came to Australia to conduct her unique exercise.
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