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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  • French Nativity Row, Ethical Investment and Brighton Royal Pavilion 100 years ago.14 DEC 14

    Sun, 14 Dec 14

    Duration:
    44 mins

    Available:
    24 days remaining

    Why the Church of England is under pressure to stop investing in fossil fuels. 100 years ago the Royal Pavilion in Brighton became a hospital ward for hundreds of Indian soldiers wounded in the war. As Christmas approaches, hear why secularists have been appealing to the courts to ban the life-size nativity scenes that many local authorities display at this time of year.

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  • Human Trafficking, Humanism and Christian Refugees 07 DEC 2014

    Sun, 7 Dec 14

    Duration:
    44 mins

    Available:
    17 days remaining

    A new international partnership to combat human trafficking has been launched by the Catholic Church and law enforcement agencies in the UK. Edward Stourton examines its objectives. A report by the Christian think tank Theos argues that only a belief in God can provide the true foundation for humanism. The report's co-author Nick Spencer and the philosopher A.C. Grayling debate. Bishop Geoffrey Taylor has been visiting Erbil on behalf of the Archbishop of Canterbury, gathering information about the plight of Christian refugees from Mosul and the Nineveh Plain. He describes the current conditions as winter approaches.

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  • Pope in Turkey, Lord Fowler and Silent Night. 30 Nov 2014

    Sun, 30 Nov 14

    Duration:
    44 mins

    Available:
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    Caroline Wyatt reports from Istanbul on the Pope’s visit to Turkey and Dorian Jones looks at what the Pope's efforts for unification mean for Christians on both sides of the divide. Ahead of World AIDS Day, Lord Fowler says all churches should be doing more in the fight against the disease. Football stadiums and other venues are preparing to hold Silent Night Carol Services in December to remember the Christmas day truce in 1914. We hear the new version of the carol.

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  • 23 NOV 14

    Sun, 23 Nov 14

    Duration:
    45 mins

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    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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