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. http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/sunday The related link on this page is broken – could you link to Sunday here please: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qnbd

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  • 28 SEP 14

    Sun, 28 Sep 14

    Duration:
    44 mins

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    Kevin Bocquet reports on the Sunday assembly, a “church” for Atheists. This week MPs overwhelmingly endorsed air strikes against Islamic State forces - in Iraq at least. Is it a just war, is there a moral case? Lord Dannatt and Assad Zaman, a Manchester-based Imam, debate. The service in Madrid yesterday afternoon at which Bishop Alvaro del Portillo was beatified in front of around 200 thousand people from 80 countries. Jack Valero, a member of the Regional Council of Opus Dei in Britain was there and talks to Edward about the man.

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  • Referendum, Hajj fraud, Vatican v Anglican cricket match 21 Sept 14

    Sun, 21 Sep 14

    Duration:
    44 mins

    Available:
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    The Pope's visit to Albania: David Willey explains the reasons. Hajj scam: Bogus travel agents are ripping off Muslim pilgrims New Irish Catholic Leader: Why Cardinal Brady had to go and how his successor Eamon Martin aims to tackle the job.

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  • 14 SEP 14 Ian Paisley, Scottish Referendum, Sami Yusuf

    Sun, 14 Sep 14

    Duration:
    44 mins

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    This week's presenter William Crawley looks back on the life and legacy of the Reverend Dr Ian Paisley. While the Church of Scotland has declared its neutrality on the subject of independence, there has been disagreement among prominent individuals within the Kirk about which way to vote in the referendum. We debate the issues. US President Barack Obama set out his plan to escalate US military action against Islamic State militants this week. Professor Fawaz Gerges argues there is a more pressing need to put out the 'sectarian fires' that rage in the region. Plus, he's been called "the most famous British Muslim in the World" - Sami Yusuf is a globally acclaimed singer-songwriter and is with us to talk about his life and work.

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  • 07 SEP 14: Justin Welby; Medical Innovation Bill; Homeless Jesus

    Sun, 7 Sep 14

    Duration:
    44 mins

    Available:
    7 days remaining

    Edward Stourton speaks to the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby who is looking for a Prior to lead a new 'monastic community' in Lambeth Palace. The government have backed a bill in the House of Lords designed to make it easier for doctors to use experimental treatments. It's called the Medical Innovation Bill and is designed to allow drugs to be used for untested treatments. Charles Carroll asks if this bill could be beneficial for the seriously ill and Edward debates the moral and ethical dilemmas it presents. Plus Sarah Swadling has been has been to a churchyard in Powys which is home to what is said to be the oldest Yew tree in Europe. Can SUNDAY find a home for Jesus? Canadian sculptor Tim Schmalz is looking for a place in London for his latest work. We launch a search for a suitable location – let us know your suggestions Sunday@bbc.co.uk or tweet @bbcr4sunday

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