Compass

The journey of Saintly relics' from their village homes in the Lebanese mountains outside Beirut to the suburban Maronite parishes of Australia, provides an revealing insight into this little known

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

There are about 250-thousand Muslims living in Australia and they hail from vastly different ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

A hard-headed and provocative dissection of the moral ambiguities underlying contemporary attitudes to torture.

On 7 November 2006 a private member's Bill on embryonic stem cell research was passed in the Australian Senate.