religious faith has affected our lives over the last century.
For The Poor ListenRead
John Sobrino is a Catholic priest who has lived most of his
life in El Salvador. He believes that Christianity should be
the religion of the poor. He explains why he espouses 'Liberation
Theology' - a form of Catholicism that emphasises the need for
social change and the protection of human rights.
A Faith ListenRead
Bukharaev was born a Muslim, but growing up in the atheist Soviet
Union he didn't get the chance to follow his religion. He now
lives in London and has found a branch of Islam that satisfies
his need for a spiritual aspect to his life.
Until the Japanese surrenderd at the end of the Second World
War the Emperor of Japan had the status of a god. Kazuo Chiba
was one of the very few japanese citizens who had the extraordinary
privilege of meeting the Emperor before he lost his divinity.
Five years ago the Church of England admitted women to its
priesthood for the first time. Angela Bernes Wilson was one
of the first to be ordained.
Versus Career Listen
When he was a boy Johanen Eickhoff just wanted to be like
everyone else in the German community where he lived. It was
only as an adult that he decided to practise Orthodox Judaism.
He explains how expressing his faith lost him his job.