Heart and Soul: Faith Perspectives

Heart and Soul: Faith Perspectives

Explore the role of faith, spirituality and religious practice in the lives of people around the world. Heart and Soul offers insights into personal life stories, current events and trends, and explores where these intersect with religious practice and values. Covering all major religions, it offers valuable insights into how different faith communities think and live, as well as discussion of ethical matters. Regular presenters include Christopher Landau; Richard Coles; and Michael Ford. Broadcast weekly on Saturdays.

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  • Caliphate – Searching for the Islamic State

    Sat, 16 Aug 14

    Duration:
    54 mins

    Available:
    25 days remaining

    In this edition of Heart and Soul, Catrin Nye looks at the history of the Islamic State and asks why for some Muslims it is what they are waiting for - whether they back Isis or not. She explores the desire for a state to restore a sense of dignity that many feel has been lost.

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  • Islam in the Dreamtime

    Sat, 9 Aug 14

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Available:
    18 days remaining

    Sea cucumbers, feral camels and Malcolm X. They have all played their part in the centuries-old link between Australian Aboriginals and Islam. Janak Rogers explores this link for Heart and Soul and how Islam is still playing a role in the lives of many Aborigines from the rural outback to the bustling city of Sydney.

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  • Jihadi Converts

    Sat, 2 Aug 14

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Available:
    11 days remaining

    Zubeida Malik investigates why new Muslims appear to be so vulnerable to the call of jihadi recruiters. She hears the stories of converts, lured by extremists and how their conversion to, and belief in, Islam transformed them into extremists willing to fight for their faith.

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  • Driving Out The Devil

    Sat, 26 Jul 14

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Available:
    4 days remaining

    Mark Dowd meets a woman who claims to be possessed by Satan.

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