Sunday - 14/10/2012
Sunday morning religious news and current affairs programme, presented by Edward Stourton.
The Israeli Prime Minister was forced into calling early elections this week. Matthew Kahlman speaks to Edward about the role of the religious parties in the Knesset and why they would not support Netanyahu's budgetary plans.
The German Cabinet supports a law making it clear that circumcision on religious grounds is legal. Ed speaks to Stephen Evans about the background to the case and why it caused such anger amongst Muslims and Jews in Germany.
This week is the fiftieth anniversary of the Second Vatican Council. It was only the third full council in 500 years and it transformed the Roman Catholic Church. Edward Stourton reports on what happened in Rome between 1962 and 1965.
Edward speaks to Father Brian D'arcy and Archbishop Vincent Nicholls both of whom were studying for the priesthood when the Second Vatican Council began and have lived their clerical lives in its aftermath.
Christopher Lamb visits two Catholic parishes in London who have very different interpretations of Vatican II.
What is the legacy of Vatican 2 today and does the church need a Vatican 3? Ed discusses with former Tablet Editor John Wilkins, Jack Valero of Opus Dei, Feminist Theologian Tina Beattie and Ian Linden from the Tony Blair faith foundation.
- Broadcast on BBC Radio 4, 7:10AM Sun, 14 Oct 2012
- Available until 12:00AM Thu, 1 Jan 2099
- First broadcast BBC Radio 4, 7:10AM Sun, 14 Oct 2012
- Duration 45 minutes