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Living with Poverty

Following the archbishop of Canterbury's remarks about the problem of hunger in the UK, Mark Tully considers social and personal attitudes towards poverty.

Mark Tully considers social, religious and personal attitudes towards poverty.

The Archbishop of Canterbury recently said, "It's a tragedy that hunger still exists in the United Kingdom in the 21st century. Yet, we continue to live with scandalous inequality".

Living in Delhi, Mark Tully is also concerned by the poverty that he sees around him there. In this edition of Something Understood, he contemplates poverty and explores the social obligations to do something about it. He talks to Dr. John Kirkby about the practical solutions to the relief of poverty on an individual level. There are readings from poet Robert Sosa, theologian Reinhold Niebuhr and philosopher Loren Eiseley - with music from Bessie Smith, Femi Kuti and J.S. Bach.

The readers are Polly Frame, Francis Cadder and Jasper Britton

Presenter: Mark Tully
Producer: Frank Stirling
A Unique production for BBC Radio 4.

30 minutes

Last on

Sun 24 Jan 2016 06:05

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Title: The Poor

Author: Roberto Sosa

Published by: Poerty Magazine

Title: Moral Man And Immoral Society

Author: Reinhold Niebuhr 

Published by: Continuum

Title: The Cocklewoman

Author: Menna Elfyn 

Published by: Bloodaxe

Title: The Star Thrower

Author: Loren Eiseley 

Published by: Mariner Books