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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  • 23 NOV 14

    Sun, 23 Nov 14

    Duration:
    45 mins

    Available:
    28 days remaining

    We’ll be discussing so-called 'religious wars’ after the recent attacks in Kenya and the synagogue in Jerusalem. As Ofsted finds more schools at risk of extremist teaching, we visit a school which claims to have stopped a plot to ‘radicalise’ the curriculum. We hear how foodbanks are on the rise due to delays in benefit processing and low wages. A couple who volunteered for more than a hundred years between them, join us to talk about the special award they are about to receive.

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  • Women Bishops, Comet and RE in GCSE's 16 NOV 14

    Sun, 16 Nov 14

    Duration:
    44 mins

    Available:
    21 days remaining

    Una Kroll, one of the most outspoken campaigners for the ordination of women, tells Edward about the campaign for the full inclusion of women into the Anglican Church and her role in it. A belief in powerful, moralising gods is more likely to occur in societies exposed to harsh climates and famine, according to new research. What was life really like for the Puritans who left England for the New World of America? That's the big question that's driving a team of history detectives in Massachusetts, who are battling to save church records from being lost forever.

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  • Religion in Remembrance Sunday, Gender-selective abortion, Berlin Wall 25th anniversary 09 NOV 14

    Sun, 9 Nov 14

    Duration:
    44 mins

    Available:
    14 days remaining

    The night the Berlin wall came down. South Yorkshire’s new police and crime commissioner. The law on the legality or otherwise of gender-based abortions is unclear. How much religion should there be in Remembrance commemorations?

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  • Halal Foodie; Abuse Inquiry; 'Badvent' Calendar 02 NOV 14

    Sun, 2 Nov 14

    Duration:
    44 mins

    Available:
    7 days remaining

    The stereotypical halal restaurant in Britain is a curry house but that's changing with the emergence of a new consumer ... the 'halal foodie'. We meet some of the Muslim entrepreneurs feeding this appetite. Bishop Paul Butler, Chair of the Church of England's National Safeguarding Committee, responds to the recommendations of the recent abuse inquiry into the former Dean of Manchester, the late Robert Waddington. The Christian website 'Ship of Fools' is inviting readers to vote for the 'Badvent' calendar of the year; the calendar that has strayed the furthest from the Christmas story.

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