last friday afternoon (30th march), 1.32-2.00pm (repeated 11.32pm sunday), on bbc world service radio
my life, and faith, in jerusalem (presented and produced by lipika pelham) (in the heart and soul series)
“Jerusalem is the most religiously contentious city in the world.
On the weekend that Easter coincides with Passover and after President Trump’s controversial declaration of it as the capital of Israel, Lipika Pelham takes a journey around this contested city, talking to Jerusalemites who tell her how their faiths and lives are interconnected.
She meets the Muslim who for 40 years has kept the Dome of the Rock clean, the devoted Jews praying at the sacred walls to explore how they are waiting at that very spot for the Third Temple to be rebuilt, and at Easter she joins Christians to walk the route taken by Jesus to his eventual crucifixion on Good Friday.”
(if you missed it, available at https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3csx8wt)