Many Australians have traditionally engaged in an orgy of spending in the lead-up to Christmas, lavishing huge amounts on gifts for family and friends. But for some, it's gone too far.
Should ethics be offered to school students as an alternative to religious instruction or scripture classes? When public schools offer scripture classes students who opt out may sit idle.
Year 9 students at Geelong Grammar School's Timbertop campus in the Victorian Alps undergo the first year of a world-first experiment in education.
Evelyn Lowah, a respected Torres Strait Islander and born-again Christian, is a popular radio presenter in Cairns in far north Queensland.
From our remote north, the remarkable story of the first traditional aboriginal woman to become a priest.
Explores the life and work of Dr Patricia Brennan who led the campaign for the ordination of women priests in Australia's Anglican Church, and won.
As Australia welcomes in the Chinese New Year, Compass explores what it all means.
As the world grapples with the Global Financial Crisis, Compass asks: Should our lives be ruled by the almighty dollar?
Geraldine Doogue talks life, love and religion with Christos Tsiolkas, author of the best-selling novel The Slap, now a new ABC1 television drama.
The origins of Hinduism date back to the Indus civilisation of 3000 BCE.
We look at Jeff Gambin, a retired business man and gourmet chef, who devoted his life to the homeless, feeding them and helping them get back into society and find jobs.
Every day in Australia over 40 000 patients are in hospital. While medicine tends their bodies, hospital chaplains tend their souls.
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.
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 pe
On the 50th anniversary of Vatican II this program revisits the historic three year council that changed the Catholic Church, and examines the ongoing repercussions of its reforms.
The magical religions, the alternative paths in spirituality alert us to the fact that a great mystery defines and overrides our existence." says Nevill Drury author and long time observer of the N
Australian Anglicans have been invited to join the Catholic Church under a new Papal initiative called the Ordinariate. So, who’s joining and why?
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.
Geraldine Doogue investigates the child sexual abuse crisis in Australian churches from the groundbreaking 1992 Compass program The Ultimate Betrayal to Julia Gillard's Royal Commission announcemen
Compass delves behind the aprons and funny handshakes to find out how Australian Freemasons are reinventing themselves to survive in the 21st Century.