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.
Sat, 1 Mar 14
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For the second part of his series for Heart and Soul, Rustam Qobil investigates the lives of Shia Muslims in Sunni-dominated Afghanistan.
Sat, 22 Feb 14
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Rustam Qobril from the BBC’s Central Asian Service visited northern Afghanistan for a two-part series on the Sufi and Shia branches of Islam. In the firts part he meets Sufi Muslims and finds that, despite strong opposition against Sufism among the most traditional Muslims in Afghanistan, Sufism is reclaiming a place in Afghan society.
Sat, 15 Feb 14
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In the second part of his series for Heart and Soul exploring the mystery of miracle, Mark Dowd will explore their magic and mystery, the role they play for the church and the faithful and also their importance in the decision to name saints. In order to be named a Saint the church requires evidence of two miracles. In John Paul’s case he was credited with recovery from seemingly terminal illnesses of a French nun, Sister Marie Simon-Pierre and a Costa Rican lady, Floribeth Mora who was cured of a brain tumour after, she tells Heart and Soul, she prayed to John Paul.
Sat, 8 Feb 14
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In the first of two part series for Heart and Soul, Mark Dowd travels to Naples in southern Italy to witness for himself the blood miracle and to ask why miracles, these mystical, unexplainable super natural events are so vital to Christians and why these unexplainable events which seemingly defy science are signs for worshippers that the heavenly God is a tangible presence on Earth. In the second part, Mark will ask why miracles are so important in sainthood, as the Catholic church prepares to beatify Popes John Paul II and John XXIII.
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