Sunday: Religious News

Sunday: Religious News

Christianity to Islam, Hinduism to Judaism, Ed Stourton presents religious news and analysis of the top stories from the UK and abroad. The related link on this page is broken – could you link to Sunday here please:

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  • 27 JUL 14: Gaza latest; Christians in Iraq; WW1 Sikhs

    Sun, 27 Jul 14

    44 mins

    27 days remaining

    Edward Stourton speaks to Oliver McTernan, Director of Forward Thinking as diplomatic efforts continue to negotiate a ceasefire between Israel and Gaza. We also get the latest on the situation facing Christians in Iraq from the BBC’s Jiyar Gol and speak to Archbishop Toma Dawood, leader of the Syrian Orthodox Church in the UK. Plus Bob Walker reports on a drive by African and Caribbean church leaders in the UK to encourage more black people to be politically and socially active. Our WW1 series this week looks back on the thousands of Sikhs who went to fight and looks at how they are remembered today; and some advice from Theologian and Commentator Vicky Beeching on how the Archbishop of Canterbury can increase his Twitter followers.

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  • Catholics in World War I; Commonwealth Games; What makes a good death?

    Sun, 20 Jul 14

    44 mins

    20 days remaining

    Samira Ahmed talks to the Auxiliary Bishop Hendriks of Haarlem, Amsterdam ahead of a special Catholic service on Sunday to offer prayers and support for families who have lost people in the Malaysian air crash. Kevin Bocquet reports from the Athletes’ Village as competitors arrive for the Commonwealth Games and talks to Chaplains who have been recruited to look after the spiritual needs of competitors and explores the relationship between religion and sport. Will Nicky Morgan the new education minister be in favour of Religious Education? Ed Pawson, Chair of National Association of Teachers of Religious Education tells Samira what the wish list is for people on the ground. Yvonne Colgan talks about how she accompanied her son to Switzerland to take his own life. She explains why the Assisted Dying Bill does not go far enough. Baroness Julia Neuberger, Revd Dr Brendan McCarthy and Hindu writer Ranchor Prime discuss what it means to have a "good death".

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  • Assisted Dying reaction; Women Bishops 13 Jul 14

    Sun, 13 Jul 14

    44 mins

    13 days remaining

    Will they or won’t they? Trevor Barnes reports from the General Synod of the Church of England as members gather for a second vote on whether to allow women bishops. We talk to the Bishop of Carlisle for his reaction to Lord Carey's intervention on assisted dying. Plus Popes and football, a row over a proposed statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Parliament and a discussion on our change and shift in moral attitudes towards institutions and abuse following the announcement of a public inquiry into abuse in public institutions.

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  • 06 Jul 14

    Sun, 6 Jul 14

    45 mins

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    United Reformed Church on the brink of voting for same sex marriages. Imams letter urge Muslims not to travel to Iraq or Syria. As the 100th anniversary of World War 1 approaches Steve Evans reports on how the religious communities in Germany responded to the outbreak of war. Archbishop Fisichella on how to attract more men to the priesthood. The Orthodox Rabbi who is fasting during Ramadan. Should schools hold daily assemblies – the Bishop of Oxford and Gillian Allcroft from National Governors’ Association debate.

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