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.
Walking Wounded is a moving story about ageing WWII veterans who fought as very young men, only to spend the rest of their lives suffering the consequent trauma in silence.
The moving story of a 21-year old autistic boy and his devoted parents.
This moving Compass story focused on ways of dealing with infant death, either still births or babies who only live for a few hours or days.
The Federal Government's recent work-place reforms have been under fire from the churches.
John Shelby Spong wants to overturn conventional Christian thinking. But he's not from the fringes of the church.
For 62 years Philip Handel's stained glass windows have graced churches and cathedrals around Australia. Now he's completing the final stage of his last and most difficult commission yet.
Catrina Lawrence is 16, struggling but forthright and full of dreams and hopes. She wants to become an actor, an artist, even an evangelist.
Compass meets the hidden generation of young carers, kids like Hayley Wilson. She has been looking after her parents since she was eight and is now 16.