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This Good Friday, Compass goes to Ernabella, a remote Aboriginal community south west of Alice Springs, as it prepares for Easter in its newly renovated church. Ernabella ...

This Good Friday, Compass goes to Ernabella, a remote Aboriginal community south west of Alice Springs, as it prepares for Easter in its newly renovated church. Ernabella Mission lies in the far north west corner of South Australia. It was established in 1937 by the Presbyterian Church and right from the start it was different from other missions of its day. There was no pressure on the Anangu to give up their own beliefs or way of life.

Interviewees Tony Coady, Monima Chadha and Bronwyn Finnigan show how we can live in a society with competing moral codes and differing religious views.

Interviewees Tony Coady, Monima Chadha and Bronwyn Finnigan show how we can live in a society with competing moral codes and differing religious views.

In this six-part series, Compass revisits influential religious and social movements in Australia's recent past. From Sunday School to the Maharishi, from the RSL to Women's ...

In this six-part series, Compass revisits influential religious and social movements in Australia's recent past. From Sunday School to the Maharishi, from the RSL to Women's Lib. Some grounded in powerful spiritual beliefs, others espousing philosophies and values that changed lives and left a lasting legacy. In this first episode, Compass takes a look at what happened to Sunday Schools.

Horses and humans traumatised by the Black Saturday bushfires in Victoria are finding comfort in each other, thanks to an innovative therapy program.

Horses and humans traumatised by the Black Saturday bushfires in Victoria are finding comfort in each other, thanks to an innovative therapy program.

Geraldine Doogue debates the hot-button moral, ethical and religious controversies of our day in this smart and entertaining Compass series, The Moral Compass.

Geraldine Doogue debates the hot-button moral, ethical and religious controversies of our day in this smart and entertaining Compass series, The Moral Compass.

What do young Jewish boys and girls feel as they approach the important occasion of their Bar and Bat Mitzvah? We tell the story of children who are preparing to take this ...

What do young Jewish boys and girls feel as they approach the important occasion of their Bar and Bat Mitzvah? We tell the story of children who are preparing to take this important step into adulthood.

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 ...

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.

Tonight, Scott asks singer/songwriter Clare Bowditch Life's Big Questions. Clare has won an Aria Award for Best Female Artist and is widely regarded as the darling of the ...

Tonight, Scott asks singer/songwriter Clare Bowditch Life's Big Questions. Clare has won an Aria Award for Best Female Artist and is widely regarded as the darling of the independent music scene. But along with her triumphs there have been tragedies: in her childhood the death of a sister, and more recently her father with Parkinson's. Through it all Clare has managed to turn out three children, four solo albums, and has toured with leading international performers. Clare talks to Scott about her religious upbringing, her beliefs and how these have inspired her creativity and life.

As Australian Catholics come to grips with the controversial new translation of the Mass, one of the country's largest dioceses is fighting for its very survival.

As Australian Catholics come to grips with the controversial new translation of the Mass, one of the country's largest dioceses is fighting for its very survival.

In this episode a Sydney group of Pentecostal Ghanaians celebrate and dance for the deceased; and a do-it-yourself secular funeral: no God or grief allowed.

In this episode a Sydney group of Pentecostal Ghanaians celebrate and dance for the deceased; and a do-it-yourself secular funeral: no God or grief allowed.

Six different faiths... six young Australians. What will happen when they switch lives for two weeks? Freeman, a young Buddhist monk, switches lives with Anthony, a devoted ...

Six different faiths... six young Australians. What will happen when they switch lives for two weeks? Freeman, a young Buddhist monk, switches lives with Anthony, a devoted Maronite Catholic. Freeman is hosted by the St Charbel's community in Sydney's west. Anthony is spending his two weeks at Chenrezig Institute, the Buddhist monastery where Freeman spent his childhood.

When Hilde Back sponsored a young, impoverished Kenyan student she thought nothing of the $15 a term she paid to keep him in primary school. She certainly never expected to ...

When Hilde Back sponsored a young, impoverished Kenyan student she thought nothing of the $15 a term she paid to keep him in primary school. She certainly never expected to hear from him, but many years later, she does. Chris Mburu has been thinking of Hilde, the 'angel' who made his education possible, since he was a boy. Chris is now a human rights lawyer with the United Nations.

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.

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.

Interviewees Christian Barry and Kate McDonald unwind supply chains to consider ethical consumption in a complex world.

Interviewees Christian Barry and Kate McDonald unwind supply chains to consider ethical consumption in a complex world.

Geraldine Doogue debates the hot-button moral, ethical and religious controversies of our time with a stable of guest panellists in the premiere of this smart and entertaining ...

Geraldine Doogue debates the hot-button moral, ethical and religious controversies of our time with a stable of guest panellists in the premiere of this smart and entertaining new Compass series.

The story of two unlikely friendships that might never have formed if not for a groundbreaking scheme. Called 'Best Buddies', the program matches up disabled and non-disabled ...

The story of two unlikely friendships that might never have formed if not for a groundbreaking scheme. Called 'Best Buddies', the program matches up disabled and non-disabled students and has had growing success in NSW public high schools.

Father Ray is a warm-hearted Anglican vicar who is preparing to put everything on the line to share a personal secret with his congregation.

Father Ray is a warm-hearted Anglican vicar who is preparing to put everything on the line to share a personal secret with his congregation.

Jane Caro explores the secret to successful long term relationships. Our couple's relationships have stood the test of time with their bonds intact. But the reality is that ...

Jane Caro explores the secret to successful long term relationships. Our couple's relationships have stood the test of time with their bonds intact. But the reality is that one of you will die before the other.

On her first visit to the Christian Holy Land, Compass presenter, Geraldine Doogue, travels to Jerusalem for Easter Holy Week on a personal pilgrimage. Amidst many thousands ...

On her first visit to the Christian Holy Land, Compass presenter, Geraldine Doogue, travels to Jerusalem for Easter Holy Week on a personal pilgrimage. Amidst many thousands of pilgrims from all over Christendom, Geraldine plunges into the greatest Christian commemoration of all - the celebration of Jesus' life and brutal death in the fabled city at the heart of Christian belief.

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 ...

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?

Michelle, Vicki and Aaron are young adults who suffered devastating disability through chronic illness and injury. For each of them a protracted stay in aged care facilities ...

Michelle, Vicki and Aaron are young adults who suffered devastating disability through chronic illness and injury. For each of them a protracted stay in aged care facilities has formed part of their recovery experience.

Music therapist Emma O'Brien has been instrumental in transforming the lives of long term patients who participate in her innovative therapy program at the Royal Melbourne ...

Music therapist Emma O'Brien has been instrumental in transforming the lives of long term patients who participate in her innovative therapy program at the Royal Melbourne Hospital.

How African dads in Australia are coping with the challenges of a life in a new land where age-old cultural expectations may no longer apply.

How African dads in Australia are coping with the challenges of a life in a new land where age-old cultural expectations may no longer apply.

Old people used to die at home; now, they are ending up in hospital hardwired to machines, surrounded by strangers. Dr Charlie Corke believes we have forgotten how to die.

Old people used to die at home; now, they are ending up in hospital hardwired to machines, surrounded by strangers. Dr Charlie Corke believes we have forgotten how to die.

Tonight Scott meets Mt Everest conqueror and survivor, Buddhist and writer, Lincoln Hall. Five years ago Lincoln was pronounced dead and left overnight in Everest's death zone ...

Tonight Scott meets Mt Everest conqueror and survivor, Buddhist and writer, Lincoln Hall. Five years ago Lincoln was pronounced dead and left overnight in Everest's death zone more than eight kilometres above sea level. Lincoln's miraculous survival baffled science, but the mountain exacted a huge toll. Lincoln talks to Scott about his beliefs, life, death and miracles.

100 Australian women from all walks of life travel to Nepal to volunteer for a house building project that will change lives; and maybe even their own.

100 Australian women from all walks of life travel to Nepal to volunteer for a house building project that will change lives; and maybe even their own.

Scott's guest tonight is Lindy Chamberlain Creighton who was convicted of murdering her nine-week-old baby daughter Azaria in 1980. From the time she raised the alarm that a ...

Scott's guest tonight is Lindy Chamberlain Creighton who was convicted of murdering her nine-week-old baby daughter Azaria in 1980. From the time she raised the alarm that a dingo had taken her baby, Lindy's life was irrevocably changed. After three years in prison and a draining campaign to prove her innocence Lindy was completely exonerated. Throughout Lindy has remained a devout Seventh Day Adventist. Thirty years on she reflects on the role her faith has played in her life... and a lot more.

In this episode, Compass takes a look at what happened to the Maharishi. In the 1960's, Indian guru Maharishi Mahesh Yogi introduced Transcendental Meditation to the world, ...

In this episode, Compass takes a look at what happened to the Maharishi. In the 1960's, Indian guru Maharishi Mahesh Yogi introduced Transcendental Meditation to the world, spreading his meditation technique to Australia and setting up centres in Melbourne and Sydney. Among his most famous followers were The Beatles, who went to India to meet their spiritual guru.

Ramadan, the world-wide Muslim month of fasting and feasting, has begun. We follow two families through the most important event on the Islamic calendar.

Ramadan, the world-wide Muslim month of fasting and feasting, has begun. We follow two families through the most important event on the Islamic calendar.

Jane Caro explores the secret to successful long term relationships. Our couple's relationships have stood the test of time with their bonds intact. But the reality is that ...

Jane Caro explores the secret to successful long term relationships. Our couple's relationships have stood the test of time with their bonds intact. But the reality is that one of you will die before the other.

Melvyn Bragg uncovers the real story behind one of the Bible's most enigmatic and controversial figures: Mary Magdalene.

Melvyn Bragg uncovers the real story behind one of the Bible's most enigmatic and controversial figures: Mary Magdalene.

Midway through the worst drought in living memory Geraldine Doogue joined five women for dinner in the central Queensland town of Longreach to find out how they were squaring ...

Midway through the worst drought in living memory Geraldine Doogue joined five women for dinner in the central Queensland town of Longreach to find out how they were squaring up to the rural crisis, on top of the perennial hardships faced by women of the land - isolation, health, education. Not to mention romance! Seven years on, the rains have come and much has changed in the lives of the outback dames who captured our hearts with their resilience and optimism.

In this episode, Compass takes a look at the RSL. Formed in Australia in 1916, the RSL was borne out of the camaraderie, concern and mateship shown by diggers for the welfare ...

In this episode, Compass takes a look at the RSL. Formed in Australia in 1916, the RSL was borne out of the camaraderie, concern and mateship shown by diggers for the welfare of their mates during and after the First World War. Originally based in clubrooms provided by philanthropic organisations, RSLs quickly sprang up in all states.

Should ethics be offered to school students as an alternative to Religious Instruction or Scripture Classes? We visit schools, one public and one faith-based, where the study ...

Should ethics be offered to school students as an alternative to Religious Instruction or Scripture Classes? We visit schools, one public and one faith-based, where the study of ethics and philosophy are already on offer.

In this three-part series, prominent Australians present their view and ideas on 'a good life'. Ian Gawler, cancer survivor and renowned healer, talks about his pioneering ...

In this three-part series, prominent Australians present their view and ideas on 'a good life'. Ian Gawler, cancer survivor and renowned healer, talks about his pioneering work in integrated 'mind-body' medicine.

Geraldine Doogue invites some brave believers to dinner - Muslim, Jewish and Catholic - to find out what they believe, and why? Joining Geraldine for dinner are Bram Presser, ...

Geraldine Doogue invites some brave believers to dinner - Muslim, Jewish and Catholic - to find out what they believe, and why? Joining Geraldine for dinner are Bram Presser, Timmy Rubin, Mark Baker and Ronni Kahn who talk about how their faith has informed their values, what makes 'a good Jew', the role of women in Judaism, and the contentious Israeli-Palestinian divide.

Home and community are vitally important, and often become more so as we get older. In the final of this three-part series about ageing, we look at different ways of living ...

Home and community are vitally important, and often become more so as we get older. In the final of this three-part series about ageing, we look at different ways of living including sharing with others, as we get older.

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 ...

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.

The story of Ted Noffs, a maverick Methodist minister, whose groundbreaking work with the young and destitute in 1960s Australia lives on through his son and grandsons.

The story of Ted Noffs, a maverick Methodist minister, whose groundbreaking work with the young and destitute in 1960s Australia lives on through his son and grandsons.

Compass, ABC1's popular Sunday night Religion and Ethics documentary program, presented by Geraldine Doogue is back this March at the earlier time of 6.30pm on Sunday, just ...

Compass, ABC1's popular Sunday night Religion and Ethics documentary program, presented by Geraldine Doogue is back this March at the earlier time of 6.30pm on Sunday, just ahead of the 7pm news. In the first program back for the year, The Smile Within, comedian Jean-Paul Bell proves laughter is the best medicine after all as he brings joy and new life to dementia patients in Australian aged care homes.

British theologian Robert Beckford investigates remarkable parallels to the Jesus story in other faiths; some that predate Christianity by thousands of years.

British theologian Robert Beckford investigates remarkable parallels to the Jesus story in other faiths; some that predate Christianity by thousands of years.

Interviewees Janna Thompson, Marcia Langton and Mick Dodson explore the effect past injustices have on present generations.

Interviewees Janna Thompson, Marcia Langton and Mick Dodson explore the effect past injustices have on present generations.

In the second episode of the three-part series about ageing, we look at how the Greek Orthodox community in Sydney is dealing with the realities of caring for their elderly.

In the second episode of the three-part series about ageing, we look at how the Greek Orthodox community in Sydney is dealing with the realities of caring for their elderly.

In this episode we look at the life of Gay Bilson who is a former restaurateur, and now a writer and book reviewer. Her first book, Plenty: Digressions on Food was named the ...

In this episode we look at the life of Gay Bilson who is a former restaurateur, and now a writer and book reviewer. Her first book, Plenty: Digressions on Food was named the 2005 Age Book of the year. Ostensibly about food, Plenty was also a rich expression of Gay's life philosophy, one refined and generously shared in her latest book, On Digestion. Gay left her high profile and successful career as a restaurateur for a home in the country where time to read, cook and be alone has become her recipe for 'a good life'.

Miracles, expensive cars, exorcisms and bodyguards are all part of the extraordinary world of Nigeria's millionaire preachers. In this Unreported World special we meet the ...

Miracles, expensive cars, exorcisms and bodyguards are all part of the extraordinary world of Nigeria's millionaire preachers. In this Unreported World special we meet the preachers and churches changing the face of Christianity in Africa.

In this episode we take a look at whatever happened to the CWA. Australia's grande dame of the outback, the Country Women's Association turns 93 this year but is showing no ...

In this episode we take a look at whatever happened to the CWA. Australia's grande dame of the outback, the Country Women's Association turns 93 this year but is showing no sign of ageing or retiring. Instead she's having something of a facelift.

At a time when churches are being decommissioned and the building of a new cathedral is rare, this is the fascinating story of the making of the new cathedral, in Bunbury WA.

At a time when churches are being decommissioned and the building of a new cathedral is rare, this is the fascinating story of the making of the new cathedral, in Bunbury WA.

When a young Irish missionary priest was sent to a remote Muslim corner of Indonesia 40 years ago he could not have imagined what he would create.

When a young Irish missionary priest was sent to a remote Muslim corner of Indonesia 40 years ago he could not have imagined what he would create.

Six different faiths... Six young Australians. What will happen when they switch lives for two weeks? When young people from observant religious families switch lives - ...

Six different faiths... Six young Australians. What will happen when they switch lives for two weeks? When young people from observant religious families switch lives - beliefs and values will collide. What will Australian Muslim, Jewish, Catholic, Anglican, Buddhist and Hindu communities discover about their own religious traditions and practice when they invite a young person from a completely different faith into their lives?

This week we meet university graduate Clara who believes she has a calling and prepares to leave her family to enter an enclosed order as a novice, and Catherine, a former ...

This week we meet university graduate Clara who believes she has a calling and prepares to leave her family to enter an enclosed order as a novice, and Catherine, a former model and language graduate, who can't quite make up her mind. We also meet Sister Jacinta who belongs to one of the most youthful and vibrant Orders in Britain.

The Girl Guides began in Britain 100 years ago when a band of girls gate-crashed a Boy Scouts Rally in London demanding a group of their own. The movement spread worldwide and ...

The Girl Guides began in Britain 100 years ago when a band of girls gate-crashed a Boy Scouts Rally in London demanding a group of their own. The movement spread worldwide and in its Australian heyday boasted 80,000 members helping shape a whole generation of girls, now women.

Mobinah, a committed Muslim, switches lives with Jordane, a young Jewish woman recently returned to Australia after a year on a kibbutz in Israel. Apart from their obvious ...

Mobinah, a committed Muslim, switches lives with Jordane, a young Jewish woman recently returned to Australia after a year on a kibbutz in Israel. Apart from their obvious religious differences, there are strong contrasts in their communities.

Since 1971 the Adamstown Uniting Church in Newcastle has been making Christmas puddings to support welfare and community programs in Newcastle, Australia and overseas. The ...

Since 1971 the Adamstown Uniting Church in Newcastle has been making Christmas puddings to support welfare and community programs in Newcastle, Australia and overseas. The demand for their puddings has them baking all year round.

From rehearsals to the big day, Compass follows Australia's much loved dance troupe The Merry Makers as they rehearse and make their way to Disneyland in California for their ...

From rehearsals to the big day, Compass follows Australia's much loved dance troupe The Merry Makers as they rehearse and make their way to Disneyland in California for their first ever overseas performance.

For most mothers, organising a lavish wedding is stressful enough, but what if you are also an Australian born Balinese royal princess expected to supervise complex Hindu ...

For most mothers, organising a lavish wedding is stressful enough, but what if you are also an Australian born Balinese royal princess expected to supervise complex Hindu traditions stretching back centuries?

Compass delves behind the aprons and funny handshakes to find out how Australian Freemasons are reinventing themselves to survive in the 21st century.

Compass delves behind the aprons and funny handshakes to find out how Australian Freemasons are reinventing themselves to survive in the 21st century.

The faith, beliefs and values of Australia's prime ministers from Barton to Abbott - from Federation to now. What did they believe? And, what impact did their religious ...

The faith, beliefs and values of Australia's prime ministers from Barton to Abbott - from Federation to now. What did they believe? And, what impact did their religious beliefs have on their personal and political lives?

This three-part series about ageing, tells the stories of older people whose work, and participation in the world around them, is vital to their sense of well-being.

This three-part series about ageing, tells the stories of older people whose work, and participation in the world around them, is vital to their sense of well-being.

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.
Share the story of Nelson Mandela's struggle to end apartheid in South Africa and build a more peaceful world with this collection about Madiba's life and times.
With the rise of new technologies ever wondered how they work or what impact they have on individuals? Find all about the rise of technologies through this great playlist.
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)
Climate change is rapidly effecting our environment and our lives. Discover what is happening and how everyone can take part in making a difference. (ACHGK020,VCGGK096)
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)
From sharks and sea turtles to octopus and corals, you’re in the right place to take a deep dive into oceans and marine life with this meticulous designed playlist for all the ocean lovers. (ACHASSK047,VCGGC058,VCGGC072,VCGGC086,VCGGC100,VCGGK105)
Environmentalists are full of ideas about how we can make changes in our everyday lives and reduce the impact on our environment. These videos show us how.
Explore changing experiences of democracy and citizenship through the stories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, focusing on land rights and the significance of Mabo Day.
Bees are actually really important and do more than just buzzing around. This week let's celebrate World Bee Day to help raise awareness on why bees are important for our ecosystem. (ACSSU073)
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.
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