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, 19 Jul 14
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Jake Wallis-Symons meets the Boys of ‘The 45 Aid Society’ to ask whether the Holocaust is something that could actually fade from memory, and whether there should be a Jewish religious holiday observed across the faith.
Sat, 12 Jul 14
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Tessa Dunlop goes to Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer in Southern France for the annual Gypsy Pilgrimage in honour of Sara-la-Kali, and tries to unravel the origins of this mysterious figure who inspires their devotion.
Sat, 28 Jun 14
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The word Allah is an Arabic word for God widely used by both Muslims and Christians in the Middle East and in parts of south-east Asia. But recently, a court in Malaysia banned Christians from using the term. The dispute over who should be allowed to use the word Allah has led to attacks on churches and some Muslim prayer halls in the multi-faith country. Now, Christians are fighting for the right to use it. Church leaders say that Malay language bibles have used the word Allah to refer to God for centuries. Some Muslims, however, disagree and fear its use could encourage their followers to convert to Christianity. There are around 2.6 million Christians in Malaysia from a population of 29 million.
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