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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  • Generation 2015; Exorcisms; Irish same-sex marriage 19 Apr ‘15

    Sun, 19 Apr 15

    Duration:
    44 mins

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    In May voters in Ireland will be asked if the Constitution should be changed to extend civil marriage rights to same-sex couples. Dr John Murray from Mothers and Fathers Matter and Dr Richard O'Leary from Changing Attitudes Ireland discuss. Plus William speaks to Archbishop Peter Jensen, Secretary General of the Global Anglican Futures as Conservative evangelical leaders from around the world met in London this week expressing concern for what they say is the "drift" away from the biblical faith by many in the Church of England. Peter Stanford and Fr Gerald O'Collins discuss the Pope, the Devil and exorcisms and we hear from young people who tell us how their faith is influencing their voting decisions as part of the BBC Generation 2015 initiative.

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  • Chibok Anniversary, Gay Conversion, Mount Athos 12 Apr 15

    Sun, 12 Apr 15

    Duration:
    44 mins

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    Ahead of the first anniversary of the abduction of more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls by Islamist militants, Oby Ezekwesili from Bring Back Our Girls Campaign joins us. The former Chief Crown Prosecutor for the NW of England, Nazir Afzal tells us how he believes Muslim communities should respond to the radicalisation of British teenagers. US President Barack Obama has condemned psychiatric therapies championed by some religious groups, designed to "repair" gay, lesbian and transgender youth. It comes ahead of a UK conference on the theme of 'gay conversion' therapy.

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  • Armenia and the Bishop of Gloucester 05 APR 15

    Sun, 5 Apr 15

    Duration:
    45 mins

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    A special programme about the 100th anniversary of the mass killing of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire. Plus an interview with Bishop-elect, Rachel Treweek, the Archdeacon of Hackney, who was recently appointed as the new Bishop of Gloucester.

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  • Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Nigerians vote, prison conditions 29 MAR 15

    Sun, 29 Mar 15

    Duration:
    44 mins

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    Cardinal Vincent Nichols has rebuked around 500 priests following the publication of a letter urging synod to issue a "clear and firm proclamation" upholding Church teaching on marriage and sexuality. One of the signatories, Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith and Marie Wright from the Association of Separated and Divorced Catholics debate. Nigerians go to the polls this weekend with analysts predicting the closest race since the end of military rule in 1999. Mike Smith, author of 'Boko Haram: Inside Nigeria's Unholy War' assesses how religion has played a part in the campaign. The Catholic Bishop for Prisons has spoken out against conditions in UK jails, urging action to prevent overcrowding and under-staffing in prisons. 'A Nation Divided? The Charlie Hebdo Aftermath' airs on BBC 3 on Monday 30th March. Journalist and comedian Shaista Aziz talks about the French Muslims and members of the political far right she interviewed for the documentary.

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