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Sunday: Manchester eruv

this morning (sunday 21st), 7.36-7.45am, on bbc radio 4
sunday (presented by caroline wyatt) includes …

Kevin Bocquet reports on why a planning application for an Eruv in a usually quiet South Manchester suburb is facing opposition when it is something that works well in other parts of the country.”

including contributions from …
• mike battman, secretary of manchester humanist society
• neil taylor, former trafford district councillor
• rabbi jonathan guttentag
• resident rachel kirwan
• rabbi joel portnoy (more…)

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Howard Jacobson’s sermons

last sunday morning (27th december), 8.48-8.58am, on bbc radio 4
sermons, by howard jacobson (in the a point of view series)

Howard Jacobson would sooner see Radio 4’s Thought for the Day more not less religious, and argues that humanists and the religious can meet in sermonizing when it’s of the majesty of a great preacher like John Donne.
‘I fall to wondering what exactly non-religious needs are, and whether, by insisting on a distinction between the religious and the non-religious, humanists aren’t making an unpardonably limiting assumption about both’.”

(more…)

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