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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              • Archbishop Oscar Romero beatified, Ireland's same-sex marriage vote, Abide With Me 24 MAY 15

                Sun, 24 May 15

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                Ireland held the world's first popular vote to decide whether same-sex couples should be allowed to marry. We reflect on the outcome of Friday’s vote and asses the influence of the Catholic Church's 'No' stance on Irish society. The former Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero is beatified on Saturday. Julian Filochowski, chair of the Archbishop Romero Trust describes the proceedings to Mike Wooldridge and explains why this is a symbolic moment for the Catholic Church in Latin America. Last Sunday Jonathan Arkus was elected as the new President of the Board of Deputies of British Jews. In an interview with Mike Wooldridge he outlines his priorities and explains why he believes the Muslim community in Britain should look to Britain's Jewish community as a model for integration.

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              • Palestinian nuns; Religious Leadership; Extremism 17 May ‘15

                Sun, 17 May 15

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                Pope Francis has canonised two native-born Palestinian nuns at a ceremony at the Vatican. Fr. David Neuhaus, from the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, talks to Edward Stourton from a prayer vigil at the shrine of Mother Alphonsine. Astrophysicist and theologian David Wilkinson grapples with the question, how does God answer prayers? Plus Kevin Bocquet reports on reaction to the government’s latest proposals to tackle extremism. And we discuss leadership - What do people want from a religious leader? How influential are they? Linda Woodhead, Professor of Sociology and Religion at Lancaster University, and Beverly Alimo-Metcalfe Emeritus Professor of Leadership studies at Leeds University discuss.

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              • General Election, VE Day, 'Real Benefits Street' 10 MAY 15

                Sun, 10 May 15

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                What will the outcome of the General Election mean for religious people in Britain? Sunday explores the issues from a cross-party and multi-faith perspective. Ahead of the National Service of Thanksgiving to mark the 70th anniversary of VE Day, Trevor Barnes meets veterans of Bomber Command about their memories of the day. The Reverend Prebendary Roderick Thomas, who led the campaign against women bishops in the Church of England, has himself been appointed as a bishop. He will oversee conservative evangelical congregations who don’t accept the authority of a woman on theological grounds.

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              • Nepal, Fossil Fuels, Chuch bells 3 May '15

                Sun, 3 May 15

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                45 mins

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                The Nepalese earthquake saw the destruction of important temples and monuments. Edward speaks to Robin Coningham, Professor of Archaeology at Durham University. Plus, dealing with a massive natural disaster can be a real test of faith. Alison Murdoch, a Buddhist and Ranchor Prime a Hindu reflect on the events and how their respective faiths help in such circumstances. For some, the sound of bells is an enduring symbol of church and community. For others, they are a frustrating noise which has led to an increase in complaints. Bob Walker reports.

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              • Nepal Earthquake; Refugee Crisis; National Civil War Centre 26 APR 15

                Sun, 26 Apr 15

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                We have the latest on the Earthquake in Nepal. What is our moral responsibility towards people who try to escape to Europe on boats and how can we best address the refugee crisis in the Mediterranean as a result? Michel Roy, Secretary General of Caritas Internationalis and retired Major General Jim Molan from the Australian Army debate. Bob Walker previews the opening of the country's first National Civil War Centre in Nottinghamshire and explores the impact of the conflict on the religious landscape of Britain. After enduring vitriolic protests, criminal harassment and fears of violence, Dawn Purvis the Director of the Marie Stopes Clinic in Belfast is leaving one of the most divisive jobs in the country. She tells us about her time in the post. BBC Generation 2015: We hear from another four young voters about their faith and how it has influenced their decision in the forthcoming general election.

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