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Posts tagged ‘Ernie Rea’

Jesus’s Judaism

this morning (wednesday 17th), 10.45-11.00am (repeated 3.45pm and 3.45am), on bbc radio 4 extra (repeated from december 2007 on bbc radio 4)

behind luke’s story (presented by ernie rea) (3rd of 5 episodes) 

Why Jesus fell foul of the Jewish leaders of his day.” 

including contributions from …

• rabbi jonathan romain 

edward kessler

• 

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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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BB: Eating animals

monday 13th march 2013, 4.30-5.00pm, on bbc radio 4
animals (presented by ernie rea) (in the beyond belief series)

The place of animals in the religions of East and West.”

wth guests …
shimon cohen, director of shechita uk, an organisation which defends the jewish method of slaughtering animals for food

“There is no ritual whatever in shechita”

barbara gardner, a trustee of the rspca and author of the compassionate animal
shaunaka rishi das, a vaisnav priest from the oxford centre of hindu studies
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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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