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BB: Passover

this afternoon (monday 15th), 4.30-5.00pm, on bbc radio 4 

passover (in the beyond belief series) (presented by ernie rea)

“For Jews the Passover is a time to remember their liberation from slavery in Egypt under the leadership of Moses. That story, known as the Exodus is dramatic and powerful and has inspired books and films. It still speaks today to those fighting injustice. Ernie Rea discusses the religious and contemporary meaning of Passover both for Jews and Christians.”

with panellists …

• rabbi robyn ashworth-steen, manchester reform synagogue, and former human rights lawyer

• rabbi daniel walker, heaton park hebrew congregation

• rev peter scott, samuel ferguson professor of applied theology, university of manchester, and director, lincoln theological institute

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Light

yesterday afternoon (monday 19th), 4.30-5.00pm, on bbc radio 4
light (chaired by ernie rea) (in the beyond belief series)

“During Chanucah – the Jewish Festival of Lights – Ernie Rea takes a look at the symbolism and use of light in Judaism and other religions.”

with panellists …
laura janner-klausner, senior tabbi to teform judaism
alan williams, professor of iranian studies and comparative teligion at manchester university
denis blackledge sj, parish priest of the of st francis xavier in liverpool. (more…)

Swearing an oath

last monday afternoon (4th december), 4.30-5.00pm, on bbc radio 4
swearing an oath (presented by ernie rea) (in the beyond belief series)

Ernie Rea discusses whether there is any place for God in a modern courtroom with • Joshua Rosenberg, legal commentator and presenter of Radio 4’s Law in Action; • family law barrister Jasvir Singh, Chairman of City Sikhs; and • Sarah Donaldson a Manchester based barrister and Quaker”

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Mourning without a body

yesterday afternoon (monday 13th), 4.30-5.00pm, on bbc radio 4
death rituals in the absence of a body (presented by ernie rea) (in the beyond belief series) with …
• dr miri freud-kandel, fellow in modern judaism at the oxford centre for hebrew and jewish studies
• professor douglas davies, director of the centre for death and life studies at the university of durham
• dr chetna kang, consultant psychiatrist and hindu priest (more…)

Religion and numbers

tomorrow afternoon (monday 8th), 4.30-5.00pm, on bbc radio 4
religion and numbers (presented by ernie rea) (in the beyond belief series)

Ernie Rea discusses religion’s obsession with numbers with • Marcus du Sautoy, Professor for the Public Understanding of Science and Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford, • Alex Bellos, science writer and journalist and author of Can you solve my problems? and • Rabbi Debbie Young-Somers, a Community Educator at the Movement for Reform Judaism.”

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BB: Zionism and Judaism

presenter ernie rea expresses unchallenged the bbc’s position that the creation of israel, and not the arabs’ wars against israel, was the cause of palestinians’ statelessness and occupation

(0:12:00) … subsequent to that we had the rise of the Nazis in Germany, we had the Holocaust with 6 million Jews losing their lives, and then at the end of that there was a state of Israel declared, in 1948, with it has to be said pretty dire consequences for the Palestinians.
 this afternoon (monday 28th), 4.30-5.00pm, on bbc radio 4

zionism and judaism (in the beyond belief series) (more…)

Giving God a face

this afternoon (monday 21st), 4.30-5.00pm, on bbc radio 4
giving god a face (in the beyond belief series)

“What are the advantages and dangers in giving God a face?
Ernie Rea‘s guests are • Aaron Rosen. Professor of Religious Thought & Director of Cultural Projects, Rocky Mountain College, Montana U.S.A, • Dr Chetna Kang, consultation psychiatrist and Hindu priest in the Bhakti Yoga tradition and • Ben Quash, Professor of Christianity and the Arts, Kings College, London.”

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Hair

this afternoon (monday 29th), 4.30-5.00pm, on bbc radio 4
hair (in the beyond belief series)

Ernie Rea discusses the connection between hair and religious belief with • Dr Christopher Oldstone-Moore, author of “Of Beards and Men: The Revealing History of Facial Hair”; • Dr Jasjit Singh, an expert in religious and cultural identity from the University of Leeds; and • Rabbi Dr Barbara Borts, a Reform Rabbi and expert on women and Judaism.”

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Freedom of expression

yesterday afternoon (monday 13th), 4.30-5.00pm, on bbc radio 4
freedom of expression (in the beyond belief series) (presented by ernie rea)

Ernie Rea explores the relationship between religion and freedom of expression with • Ed Condon, a canon lawyer and a writer for the Catholic Herald; • Barry Kleinberg, a lecturer at the London School of Jewish Studies and an Orthodox Jew; and • Khola Hassan, an Islamic scholar who sits on the Islamic Sharia Council for London.”

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Original sin

yesterday afternoon (monday 23rd), 4.30-5.00pm, on bbc radio 4
original sin (in the beyond belief series) (presented by ernie rea)

“For more than 1,500 years the Catholic Church has maintained that the sin of Adam in the Garden of Eden was passed on to every subsequent human being. This meant that every baby was born bad, with its inherent human nature corrupted and attracted to sin. This was not a marginal teaching; it has underpinned Christianity.”
(0:19:57) “The Jews have a wonderful phrase: they say on the Day of Judgment, you will be judged and condemned for every legitimate pleasure you could have had and did not engage in … I find that not such a powerful affirmation of God’s wonderful creation as the Jewish view”

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