Compass explores the modern day appeal of religious life by following the personal journeys of three Australians who take up a vocation later in life.
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.
On a mid-winter’s morning in May 2005 a violent storm ripped through Bunbury. It damaged the city’s beloved cathedral so badly it had to be demolished.
Compass goes to Ernabella, a remote aboriginal community south-west of Alice Springs, as it prepares for Easter in its newly renovated church.
An exciting new Compass series hosted by theologian Scott Stephens who talks to high profile Australians about what they think is the meaning of life.
This 3-part Compass series looks at ageing, focussing on the elderly at work, in the home and with family.
This three-part special series takes a look at the role sex plays in society today.
Sex, Faith and Marriage
Compass follows the fortunes of three young men diagnosed with a mental illness who are given a new chance in life by getting a roof over their heads.
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.