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Sunday: Coronavirus crisis

this morning (sunday 22nd), 7.11-7.16am and 7.42-7.54am, on bbc radio 4 

sunday (presented by edward stourton) includes…

How are faith communities navigating the current coronavirus crisis?

including report from …

• journalist jordana miller in jerusalem

and discussion with …

• imam abid khan, cheadle mosque and community centre

• rabbi laura janner-klausner, senior rabbi to reform judaism

• rev prof gina radford, former deputy chief medical officer for england

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Sunday: Red Sea Spies

yesterday morning (sunday 9th), 7.30-7.35am, on bbc radio 4 

sunday (presented by edward stourton) includes …

“A clandestine operation carried out by one of the world’s most secretive intelligence agencies used a fake diving resort on the coast of Sudan to evacuate the ‘lost tribe’ of black Jews in Ethiopia. The true story of a remarkable rescue mission is told in a new book, Red Sea Spies, by BBC Middle East journalist Raffi Berg.”

including interview with …

• author raffi berg 

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Sunday: Gaza and Bethlehem

this morning (sunday 22nd), 7.24-7.29am, on bbc radio 4

sunday (presented by edward stourton) leads with …

“This time last year, Israel allowed some 700 Palestinian Christians living in Gaza to travel to Bethlehem Nazareth and Jerusalem over the Christmas period. Early this month, the Israeli authorities announced they won’t be doing the same this year. They say many Gazans who are allowed to visit the West Bank outstay their permits. The episode illustrates the kind of pressures faced by the Christian minority in Gaza and the West Bank.”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter emily buchanan

• father ayesa falgea, orthodox priest-in-charge, church of the nativity

• souvenir shop owner and carpenter joseph jackaman 

• son ilyas jackaman 

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Sunday: Welby and Mirvis

this morning (sunday 8th), 7.45-7.54am, on bbc radio 4 

sunday (presented by edward stourton) concludes with …

“The Chief Rabbi’s decision to attack Jeremy Corbyn over his record on anti-semitism is now making waves in the world of religion as well as politics. Early this week, professor Gus John, a prominent anti-racism campaigner, resigned as an adviser to the Committee for Minority Ethnic Anglican Concerns because he objected to the fact that the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has supported the Chief Rabbi … the professor accused Justin Welby of ‘a most egregious form of hubris’.”

including discussion with …

• professor gus john 

• rabbi jonathan romain 

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Ephraim Mirvis

this evening (saturday 30th), 7.00-7.15pm, on bbc radio 4 (repeated 5.45am tomorrow)

chief rabbi ephraim mirvis (presented by edward stourton) (in the profile series)

Edward Stourton traces the Chief Rabbi’s story, which begins with a childhood in apartheid South Africa. His tenure as Chief Rabbi has been marked by a few liberalising initiatives, which have ruffled feathers and caused some disquiet within the wider Jewish community.  

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W@1: Iran sentences Briton

this afternoon (tuesday 27th), 1.04-1.05pm, on bbc radio 4 (repeated 1.03pm on pm and 12.17am on midnight news)

world at one (presented by edward stourton) includes …

Iran has sentenced an British-Iranian dual national to ten years in prison for spying for Israel. Anousheh Ashouri was convicted of passing information to Israel’s Mossad spy agency.”

including report from …

• bbc reporter james robbins

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Sunday: Cantors

this morning (sunday 25th), 7.48-7.54am, on bbc radio 4 

sunday (presented by edward stourton) concludes with …

“ Britain’s first Cantor in Reform Judaism talks about her role.”

including interview with …

• cantor zoe jacobs

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