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Rivers of Faith

Episode 3 of 5

Rivers of Faith. Martin Palmer, secretary general of the Alliance of Religions and Conservation, reflects on the significance of rivers in religious stories and traditions.

In the third of five illustrated essays by different writers on the theme of The River, Martin Palmer, Secretary General of The Alliance of Religions and Conservation reflects on the significance of rivers in religious stories and traditions. Drawing on examples he considers how rivers are a metaphor for life. They are also about being a part of something greater. They flow into the sea and the sea flows into the ocean. "As such the river is a natural symbol of the soul returning to the Source - God, the Divine whatever name you give it."

Written and narrated by Martin Palmer,
Actors: Adie Allen and Susan Jameson
Additional sound recordings by Chris Watson
Producer Sarah Blunt.

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15 minutes