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.
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.
We follow the stories of four women whose husbands fought in different conflicts - World War II, Korea, Vietnam, the first Gulf War and Afghanistan. Although from different eras, their stories of anguish transcend time and place.
The stories of three courageous individuals who defy death threats, carry out daring rescues and challenge powerful interests in the battle to end slavery in the 21st century, filmed in India, Togo and Pakistan.
Chaplain Kim Miller visits James who will soon be released from Lithgow Correctional Centre. To help James adjust to life on the outside Kim offers him a place at Friendship House. But will James turn up?
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.
Hitler admired one country more than any other, Great Britain. His favourite film was the Bengal lancers which told the story of the British in India. In Mien Kampf he spoke of expanding German territory to the East. How was it possible then that in 1939 he ended up fighting the one country that he had started out wanting as an ally, Great Britain, and allied to the one country he had intended to take land from, Russia?
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.
Buckle up as we take a provocative and humorous journey to the heart of the real Australia as seen from the back seat of a taxicab. The cabbie comedians include Andrew O'Keefe, Mel Buttle, Ronny Chieng, Tommy Little, Jordan Raskopoulos and Tegan Higginbotham.
This series takes a group of high street fashion victims - with closets full to the brim with cheap, chic brands - and makes them live the life of the Indian factory workers they unknowingly rely on! Tonight, the six Brits travel to West Delhi to live and work alongside the migrant tailors of a backstreet workshop. Here the workers can work up to 15 hours a day for as little as 15 pence per garment.
How was it possible that the holocaust ever happened? With access to extraordinary new material from Lithuania including an interview with a member of the Nazi killing squads, this program examines how the Nazis could commit acts which have caused estimates of how low humans can sink to be altered forever.
Poland was to become the epicentre of Nazi brutality, the place were Nazism achieved its purest and most bestial form. This is the story of the first two years of the Nazi occupation of Poland and the vicious power battles between the Nazi barons.
In the final episode of our men's dinner series, Geraldine invited five men who have moved into a later stage of life. Most are retired or they have stepped back from full time work or their main career. So what are they doing? Have they become grumpy old men? Or, are they having a ball in this, their second or maybe third life?
A story about faith, religion, love and life after the priesthood. Thirteen Irish ex-priests speak about how they came to be missionaries in the 1960s and '70s and how these young idealists developed much broader ideas about faith.
When Amna Karra-Hassan played her first game of Aussie Rules football she was hooked. She convinced friends to start training with her and form a women's team. Five years later the Auburn Giants are top of the ladder.
This week a teenage boy is rushed to ICU at Sydney's Royal North Shore Hospital with massive burns to his body after being caught in a petrol explosion at work. Chaplain Di Roche supports the boy's distraught parents as their son hovers between life and death through a series of critical operations on his arms, legs and body.
Josephine's high profile asylum seeker kidnapping case is further complicated when Callum intervenes, landing Josephine's witness, and himself, in hot water. Stars Claudia Karvan, Toby Schmitz, Brett Tucker.
In this episode, a Newcastle mother-of-three collapses with a brain aneurism and is airlifted to Sydney's Royal North Shore Hospital for emergency surgery after doctors detect dangerous bleeding in her brain. ICU Chaplain Di Roche helps the family through the crisis, particularly 12-year-old Sally who is afraid to see her mum unconscious and on life support after the operation.
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.
Imagine a group of men from tough backgrounds who try to make their living as labourers, miners, and security guards in post apartheid South Africa. Now imagine this same group of men donning their Pierre Cardin suits and engaging in underground fashion shows every Saturday night for prizes, and more importantly - self-respect. Danish filmmaker Jeppe Ronde's The Swenkas takes its title from the name by which these men are known.
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.
Produced by famed street artist Banksy, this program charts the history of behaving badly in public. It examines the stories behind some of the most audacious stunts of recent times and what motivates the perpetrators, from mindless boredom to heartfelt political beliefs.
If you went missing... would anyone come looking for you? Young, attractive and vivacious Joyce Vincent died in her bedsit in North London in 2003. With the television and heater still on, she was surrounded by half-wrapped Christmas presents. In 2006, the British press reported on Joyce's death: she was discovered in a north London council flat some three years after she had died. But who was Joyce? And how was it possible that no-one noticed her disappearance?
A young Parisian Jew was kidnapped recently and held for ransom in the false assumption that his family had plenty of money. When the ransom was not forthcoming, his tortured body was dumped and left to die. In Russia, the famed Jewish oligarchs are either imprisoned or in exile. The head of the world's largest bank is Jewish. This film examines how the myth of shadowy 'international bankers' ruling the world came about and considers studies that purport to show that Jews are wealthier than average (at least in America) and even genetically predisposed to become successful financially.
After Pia learned that her friend had been killed by a schizophrenic man wielding a gun in 1996, she became a gun control advocate who has fought to pass stricter gun laws in the U.S. Pia believes that the world would be free from gun violence only by prohibiting the sale of guns to anyone outside of law enforcement and armed services.
Scott meets rising star of the Australian film industry, Warwick Thornton. His debut feature Samson & Delilah, shot with untrained actors in Central Australia, won a swag of international awards and put Warwick on the world stage. But life could have been very different for the kid who grew up wild on the streets of Alice Springs. Warwick talks to Scott about religion, redemption, awe and passion.
Compass explores the sexual rules of three different faiths to find out what goes on in Jewish, Muslim and Hindu bedrooms. They say you should never talk about sex and religion in the same sentence, but for some Australians they go together, like love and marriage. This program features three very different Australian couples who let us into their homes and lives to talk about the private and sacred rituals that are part of their religious practice.
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.
Every day in Australia over 40,000 patients are in hospital. While medicine tends their bodies, hospital chaplains tend their souls. Over eight episodes we follow our chaplains' journeys alongside the patients and their families at three major hospitals. They are Catholic, Protestant, Muslim, Jewish and Buddhist. Regardless of their faith, they all meet the same challenges - to help make sense of the mystery of illness, pain, suffering and despair. This series offers a unique bedside view of the daily life and death drama of hospital life through our chaplains' eyes.
A journey across the suburbs of Western Sydney to ask: "What do you believe?" People from ten different faiths wrestle with some big questions inside their homes, prayer houses and sometimes, from the back seat of a taxi.
Tree surgeon and filmmaker Robb Leech is an ordinary white middle class boy from the Dorset seaside town of Weymouth. So too is his stepbrother Rich. But a little over a year ago, Rich became a radical Islamist who now goes by the name of Salahuddin. He associates with jihadist fundamentalists and believes the UK should be ruled by Sharia law.
They're rigged, they're addictive and they're everywhere. For the first time, the masterminds behind pokie machines reveal how they're programmed for addiction. And we show how governments became the biggest addicts of all.
About 1 billion people around the world live with a disability – that’s roughly 15 per cent of our global population. Learn about and promote awareness of the challenges that people with disability face.
Discover digital solutions that are relevant in a world where digital realms are transforming education, business and many other industries while informing students of the change in technology overtime.
Celebrate and showcase how young Australians can take positive everyday action for a sustainable Australia. Use this collection to create awareness and start a discussion about enviroweek in your classroom.
Nonviolent resistance is the practice of achieving goals such as social change through protests and civil disobedience whilst remaining nonviolent. In this collection find out about nonviolent movements and information about nonviolent resistance advocates.
Celebrate and acknowledge International day of sign languages by viewing this collection with your class featuring video content about the lives of individuals who use sign language as well as schools that support them.
Resilience, rights and respectful relationships can be modelled at school to inform students about positive relationships at school, home and the world. Share this playlist that focuses on building positive relationships.
Classrooms are where respect and equality can be modelled as well as inform young people about violence and how it can be prevented. Share this playlist which focuses on building respectful relationships.
Use this playlist to help students to understand how digital devices work around them. Discover the latest emerging technologies and the affect on individuals from the rise of the digital world. (ACTDIK023,ACTDIK024,VCDSTS043,VCDSTS044)
Natural Disasters aren't fun to have around. Find out the science behind these events as well as gain insights on what to do in tough situations through this selected playlist. (ACSSU096,VCSSU079,VCGGK095)
Australia is addressing climate change and ensuring energy security and affordability. Find out more about the effects of climate change and how it is impacting your life. ((ACHGK020,VCGGK110,VCGGK147)
There is no space for bullying, whether it is in the playground, classroom or online. No way! View this collection, which deals with all aspects of bullying and how it can be prevented. (ACPPS074,VCHPEP092,VCHPEP109)
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On April 27, 1994, millions of first-time voters cast their ballots in South Africa's first free elections, ushering in the presidency of Mandela. Learn about the enormous change from those who lived it.