Encounter invites you to connect intellectually, emotionally and intuitively across a broad spectrum of topics. The program regularly reflects on the religious experience of multicultural Australia, giving access to voices and experiences that are not often heard in the mainstream media.
September 28th, 2013
Episode 5 of 69 episodes
What makes a society secular, and what does secularism mean for the practice of religion? It’s a relevant question for any democracy, but it’s also central to understanding the situation in some Islamic nations, particularly those countries emerging from the Arab Spring, where very real tensions exist between notions of an Islamic state, and the idea of a secular space.