Final Vows follows three nervous young women, afraid that despite years of preparation they might fail their final test of Ordination as a Buddhist nun.
Compass asks: What is peace of mind in today's anxious world?
We go behind the scenes to reveal the characters, stress, hard work and exhilaration of one group's presentation of Handel's Messiah.
David Shrimpton is the Salvation Army's 'Flying Padre' and two days out of three he's flying across the Northern Territory to around 130 cattle stations and communities carrying the Christian messa
Drawing on God for their inspiration and sporting success - Compass examines how three high profile Rugby League players turn to prayer and worship for team motivation, to see them through challeng
Fourteen billion years of evolution is being swayed by a thousand years of human excess.
In this three-part series, prominent Australians present their view and ideas on 'a good life'.
In Australia today around 31 000 children are being raised by their grandparents.
Everyone wants to be happy. So why is there is such little understanding of what causes us to be happy?
A case study in values and ethics through the eyes of well-known social researcher and psychologist Hugh Mackay.
On 7 November 2006 a private member's Bill on embryonic stem cell research was passed in the Australian Senate.
A hard-headed and provocative dissection of the moral ambiguities underlying contemporary attitudes to torture.
In this two-part special Geraldine Doogue travels to our near neighbour, the world's most populous Muslim country, where a battle is underway for the hearts and minds of believers.
There are about 250-thousand Muslims living in Australia and they hail from vastly different ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
After Labor's defeat in the 2004 Federal Election they did a fair bit of soul searching. Kevin Rudd, the then Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs thinks a lot of it had to do with the God Factor.
Robina Courtin, an Australian-born Buddhist nun with a powerhouse personality, believes she has the key to freedom for some of the toughest criminals in the land.
John Bradley was in his early 20s when as a new teacher he was sent to the remote aboriginal community of Borroloola in the Northern Territory.
Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran are two of the three 'Bali Nine' facing execution for drug trafficking. They live each day in hope and fear knowing it could be their last.
How do you go on living when you are told you are going to die? How does a life threatening illness change you? What happens to your beliefs - relationships - and sense of self?
Rookwood Necropolis, literally the City of the Dead, lies in outer Sydney. Since 1867 around 800 000 thousand souls have been laid to rest in its park-like grounds.