Ricky Ross talks to Canadian Catholic philosopher, theologian and Templeton Prize Laureate Jean Vanier at his home in France.
Ricky Ross talks to Canadian Catholic philosopher, theologian and Templeton Prize Laureate, Jean Vanier, at his home in France. Jean is the founder of L'Arche, an international network of communities for people with and without learning disabilities. After the terrible events in France, it's a poignant interview with a man who is a passionate advocate for people of all backgrounds and abilities and how we could live together with respect and compassion.
Have the political incidents and dramas of the past weeks heightened our awareness of some of the issues that for many who feel disengaged are really behind the shifts in power at the top? Ricky talks to Oliver Escobar, Lecturer in Public Policy and Co-Director of What Works Scotland at Edinburgh University; Luke Devlin, Executive Director of the Centre for Human Ecology who's also involved with local community groups; and Pauline Gallacher, Convernor of the Scottish Community Alliance, to find out how to tackle the gulf between leadership and the grassroots in all aspects of our lives, as well as how our day to day lives and interactions within our communities can give us renewed hope in the shadow of the terrorist attack in Nice.
It's been 80 years since the Spanish Civil War, when volunteer fighters beyond Spain travelled to join the International Brigades supporting the democratically elected left wing government. As our reporter Bob Dickson finds out, among them was the late James Maley from Glasgow.
Oliver Escobar talks to Ricky about growing up in Spain with parents who were on opposite sides during the Civil War.
On the 21st anniversary of the massacre of 8,000 Muslim men and boys in Srebrenica during the Bosnian war, Nedžad Avdi?, a survivor of the massacre, talks about his life then and now.