Soul SearchAuthor: ABC Radio
07 Jul 2022

Soul Search

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Soul Search explores contemporary religion and spirituality from the inside out — what we believe, how we express it, and the difference it makes in our lives

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    ABC's 90th: Religious broadcasting in a changing Australia

    Religion, like the media, is changing fast in Australia. What does this mean for the national broadcaster as it reflects and informs Australian life? Plus, the war chaplain turned journalist who became the ABC's first head of religious programming.

  • Posted on 03 Jul 2022

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    Sacred Landscapes: solastalgia and spirituality in a melting world

    Glaciers matter to the people who live near them – but how do these communities respond as more and more ice melts away? A priestess of the Icelandic religion of Ásatrú explains how ancient Norse mythology orients her towards nature, and a professor shares how her experiences on the Himalayan glaciers revealed a deep connection between spirituality and the lived reality of climate change.

  • Posted on 26 Jun 2022

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    Does Australia need a permanent basic income?

    What would you do if you knew you had an unconditional, permanent, adequate income that would cover all your basic expenses… no matter how much or how little work you did? It’s an idea that has the backing of the Pope and one of Australia’s largest religious charities – why do these Christians support it?

  • Posted on 19 Jun 2022

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    Joan Chittister on renewing community in a changing world

    Joan Chittister found her community as a teenager, seventy years ago, when she joined the Benedictine sisters in Pennsylvania. For decades she has devoted herself to renewing community in and beyond the Catholic church. Her fierce advocacy for women has put her at odds with some within the hierarchy, but as a spiritual writer she had brought the insights of her tradition to a wider world.

  • Posted on 12 Jun 2022

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    The forest makers – Tony Rinaudo and Ruth Jerotich

    What does it take to re-green a desert? As it turns out, sometimes what you need is already in the ground right under your feet. Tony Rinaudo went to Niger as an agriculturalist and missionary and – almost by accident – began a regeneration practice now used across the world. Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration, or FMNR, cultivates the shoots of tree stumps that remain after land clearing.

  • Posted on 05 Jun 2022

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