On a hot summer's day 20 years ago a crime shattered the tight-knit religious community at New Norcia in Western Australia.
In recent years roadside memorials have become a common sight along Australian highways and byways, marking the site where people have lost loved ones in road accidents.
A medical bungle blinded Ron McCallum hours after his birth. Was this tragedy the making of him?
In the early 20th Century eccentric English priest, John Cyril Hawes, designed and built scores of beautiful churches in the far flung Geraldton diocese in Western Australia.
Worried residents of Sydney's fringe suburb Claymore join together to regain the streets from troubling influences.
This program examines the changing patterns of belief in this country, and coincided with the release of the Australian 2001 Census figures which confirmed the continuing decline of traditional Chr
The Sikhs are a peace loving people whose religion also recommends studying self-defence and keeping fit so that they might be prepared to fight injustice if necessary.
Two years ago Melbourne ophthalmologist Harry Lew began a mission to revive a story that began in a Polish town almost 70 years ago: a true story so terrible that when published in 1948 few could b
When Tamworth said no to a group of African refugees the fallout touched a nerve in the Australian psyche. In this story Compass examines what happens when a community says 'yes'.
The tiny NSW town of Cumnock (pop. 300) is hosting a real-life experiment that could resonate across Australia.
When World Youth Day was staged in Sydney in 2008, one of the principal events, the Stations of the Cross – a re-enactment of Christ's last hours, was beamed around the globe.
When most Australians hear the name Rudolf Steiner they probably think first of education, specifically schools which offer an alternative way of learning.
The role of churches and missions in removing Indigenous children from their families.
This story of music, faith and heroism focuses on the Brunswick Salvation Army Band whose fate in World War II is one of the most tragic and little told episodes of Australia's wartime history.
Did you know that Muslims celebrate the birth of Jesus at Christmas?
A profile and conversation with Melbourne's Tim Costello, leading Baptist Christian and active social commentator.
Tomorrow's Islam is a positive, constructive view of the future of Islam.
Barbara Blackman's life is a testimony to a passionate search for knowledge and understanding. She was an artists' model and muse of Arthur Boyd, Sydney Nolan and her husband Charles.
While Insight Meditation (Vipassana) is one of Theravada Buddhism's most important traditional spiritual techniques, it is a non-sectarian technique which can help people of any or no religion.
In the 1930s an extraordinary institution was born in this country. It was forged during the depression years by a fearless fighter for social justice - Father Gerard Tucker.