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Posts tagged ‘circumcision’

Becoming an adult

sunday 24th december 2017, 7.32-7.50pm, on bbc world service radio (repeated from 3.32am, and from 1st november 2017 on bbc radio 4)
becoming an adult (presented by neil macgregor) (in the living with the gods series) leads with …

“A 3 metre long torah binder


Moral maze: circumcision

this evening (wednesday 21st), 8.00-8.45pm, on bbc radio 4
moral maze (chaired by michael buerk, with giles fraser, claire fox, anne mcelvoy, and matthew taylor) includes …


including witnesses …
stephen evans campaigns administrator, national secular society
jonathan arkush, president of the jewish board of deputies
• dr susan blackmore
• professor philip booth

Today: Iceland circumcision

this morning (monday 19th), 8.22-8.29am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by justin webb and john humphrys) includes …

“Should circumcision be banned, not just of girls but of boys too? There’s a bill before the Icelandic parliament.”

including interview with …
• imam ahmed siddiq
silja gunnarsdottir mp

Newshour: Iceland circumcision

this afternoon (sunday 18th), 1.51-1.55pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by james coomarasamy) includes …

Iceland has become an unlikely battlefield in the fight for religious freedom. Iceland’s parliament is considering a bill that would make it the first European country to outlaw male circumcision.”

including interview with …
milla osk, icelandic reporter

H&S: Journey into Judaism

this afternoon (friday 7th), 1.30-2.00pm, on bbc world service radio (repeated 9.30am and 10.30pm on sunday)
my journey into judaism (presented by natasha serlin) (in the heart and soul series) (more…)


this evening (wednesday 27th), 10.25-10.40pm, on bbc radio 3:
cutting tradition: male circumcision (essay 9 of 10 in the radio 3 free thinking festival) (repeated from november 2013)

“What do recent debates among medical ethicists and lawyers over male infant circumcision reveal about the different ways we view male and female bodies?
Rebecca Steinfeld, from the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London, looks at changing attitudes to religious traditions involving genital cutting.”


Circumcision: Today

this morning (tuesday 20th), 6.00-9.00am, on bbc radio 4
today includes …

“Is it right to circumcise babies?… Israel is beginning to orchestrate a campaign in defence of male circumcision … Kevin Connolly reports …”
“The German campaigner Christian Buzz equates the circumcision of boys with the genital mutilation of girls: “It’s about the rights of the child, and religions only obfuscate the debate, because if you talk about religion you lose the focus on the child, you forget about the child, that’s why actually when we are talking about circumcision we are talking about the rights of the child to bodily integrity. I am not anti-semitic – but – we cannot forget about the rights and the boys whose voices are not being heard. So we stand by the boys and the girls, even though people might accuse us to have other hidden agendas”.”


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