Sunday - 25/08/2013
Edward Stourton talks to the Chief Rabbi, Lord Sacks, after 22 years in the post. Plus a report on the impact of Martin Luther King's speech on the black church in America.
In an exclusive interview Edward talks to Lord Sacks as he steps down as Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth after 22 years in the post. Fifty years ago, on August 28 1963, some half a million black and white people from all over the United States gathered for a gigantic civil rights demonstration in the nation's capital. The march however was also, arguably, one of the most important events in recent American faith history signalling a new direction for the black Church. Kati Whitaker reports. Kevin Bocquet takes a closer look at the proposed Lobby Bill and the impact it may have on Faith based charities. Plus an interview with Daniel Trilling the soon to be Editor of the New Humanist, who calls for a new approach to religion. Author Tracy Borman talks about her new book 'Witches: A tale of Sorcery, Scandal and Seduction' which tells the story of one particular case of three "flower" women who were accused and found guilty of witchcraft in the seventeenth century and we reflect on events in the past week in Syria
Credits Carmel Lonergan - Producer Jill Collins - Producer Christine Morgan - Series Producer
Contributors Lord Sacks The Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth Daniel Trilling Tracy Borman.
- Broadcast on BBC Radio 4, 7:10AM Sun, 25 Aug 2013
- Available until 12:00AM Thu, 1 Jan 2099
- First broadcast BBC Radio 4, 7:10AM Sun, 25 Aug 2013
- Duration 45 minutes