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Join acclaimed moral philosopher Peter Singer at the Progress 2015 conference as he discusses the emerging movement of effective altruism, which is both a philosophical outlook on how to live life and a social movement. Singer introduces us to an array of remarkable people who are restructuring their lives to
With his new book, Born Bad, historian James Boyce has turned his mind to the history of original sin. What Boyce discovers is a legacy of guilt that shadows us in the West even today – and not the guilt of doing wrong, but of being wrong. Join this controversial thinker in conversation with Dee Michell at Adelaide
Child survivors of the Holocaust meet in Melbourne
By Jaye Kranz
Professor Carolyn Evans, Dean of Melbourne Law School, looks at religious vilification laws and provisions that exempt religions from usual non-discrimination laws, to explore how democracies are both challenged and reinforced by religious diversity.
Barney Zwartz talks to Irish writer Colm Tóibín, Eureka Street editor Morag Fraser, and associate Dean of Communication & Writing at RMIT Peter Horsfield, about the Catholic Church, the new pope, and the likelihood of reform. Melbourne Writers Fest.
Anwar Ibrahim is an internationally recognised champion of democracy. The former Malaysian Vice-President has spent years championing free and fair electoral processes at great personal cost. He speaks to Waleed Aly at Adelaide Festival of Ideas.
By James Boyce
Art and artifice in John Michael McDonagh’s ‘Calvary’
By Luke Davies
On science, religion, politics and ideology
By Judith Brett
Part 1 | Part 2 Speaking at the Parliament of the World's Religions, Islamic leaders Abdul Malik Mujahid and Dr Muhammad Shafiq look at the discourse of Muslim anger in the...
Part 1 | Part 2 In this talk at the Parliament of the World's Religions, former High Court Justice Michael Kirby discusses the uneasy relationship between religion and...
Part 1 | Part 2 In this talk at the Parliament of the World's Religions, former High Court Justice Michael Kirby discusses the uneasy relationship between religion and...
Part 1 | Part 2 Speaking at the Parliament of the World's Religions, Islamic leaders Abdul Malik Mujahid and Dr Muhammad Shafiq look at the discourse of Muslim anger in the...
In the 2009 Freilich Foundation Annual Lecture in Bigotry and Tolerance, Steven Katz describes the features of medieval Christian antisemitism and the very different features of...
Part 1 | Part 2 At its height Buddhism flourished across most of Asia. Leading Buddhism scholar Peter Skilling explains how Buddhist monks and nuns established networks of...
Part 1 | Part 2At its height Buddhism flourished across most of Asia. Leading Buddhism scholar Peter Skilling explains how Buddhist monks and nuns established networks of...
In the 2009 Freilich Foundation Annual Lecture in Bigotry and Tolerance, Steven Katz describes the features of medieval Christian antisemitism and the very different features of...

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