The Spirit of Things - Program podcastAuthor: ABC Radio National
26 Sep 2017

The Spirit of Things - Program podcast

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The Spirit of Things is an adventure into religion and spirituality. It explores contemporary values and beliefs as expressed through ritual, art, music, and sacred texts.

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    20/20 Series Part 3: Turning Points, Epiphanies and Mysteries

    Michael Palin meets the Dalai Lama, Diane Cilento turns her back on stardom, an aspiring nun gets thrown out of the Missionaries of Charity, and the Da Vinci Code up-ends Christian beliefs and the scholars come out fighting.

  • Posted on 24 Sep 2017

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    Media with Heart

    Judy Rodgers, a member of the Brahma Kumaris movement, developed IVOH Images and Voices of Hope to change the way the media covers the news.

  • Posted on 17 Sep 2017

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    Babi Yar: a survivor, a poem, a symphony

    Yelena Gorodetsky tells her story of being a survivor of Babi Yar in Kiev where 33,771 Jews were massacred on Sept 29-30 1941. Yevgeny Yevtushenko's poem Babi Yar called attention to this unacknowedged crime, prompting Shostakovich's Babi Yar Symphony #13, to be performed in Melbourne's Hamer Hall.

  • Posted on 10 Sep 2017

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    The Story of Civil Celebrants

    The loveless Registry Office was a gloomy beginning for a couple on their happiest day, until the Civil Celebrant movement was initiated by the Attorney General, Lionel Murphy, and the former Catholic priest, turned celebrant, Dally Messenger.

  • Posted on 03 Sep 2017

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    20/20 Series Part 2: 9/11 and the Future of Religion

    9/11 prompts questions about Islam, religion and violence, and the future of religion. Trend setters include the Dalai Lama and Allain de Botton, and Nobel Prize winning VS Naipaul is controversial on multiculturalism. Award winning programs on Buddhism in China and Coffee Sex and Other Addictions are reprised.

  • Posted on 27 Aug 2017

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