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Sunday: CofE on anti-semitism

this morning (sunday 24th), 7.45-7.54am, on bbc radio 4

sunday (presented by emily buchanan) includes …

“A new report released by the Church of England paints a damning picture of the Church’s record on anti-Semitism. The report urges Christians to not only be repentant for the “sins of the past” against Jews, but also to challenge active attitudes and stereotypes.”

including interview with …

• dr christopher cocksworth, bishop of coventry, chair of the committee which produced the report

• dayan ivan binstock, senior rabbi, st john’s wood synagogue

“The fact that the Church of England is still not yet able to disavow a personal mission to Jews as part of its role is still troubling. That’s where the Catholic church has moved away from that.”

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Fundamentalists

yesterday evening (tuesday 30th), 8.00-8.30pm (repeated 5.00pm, sunday), on bbc radio 4 

we do do god (presented by edward kessler) includes …

“Woolf Institute director Ed Kessler examines the rise of fundamentalists in the three main Abrahamic religions – Islam, Christianity and Judaism.

He talks to faith leaders and adherents among some of the more strictly observant – the Jewish Haredi, the Muslim Salafis and the Christian Pentacostalists. He tries to get a sense of what the term ‘fundamentalist’ means in the context of these religious movements – to many, it conjures up frightening images of violence but, in its true sense, fundamentalism is really only a return to the early tenets and practices of these religions.”

including contributions from …

• rabbi herschel gluck 

kate loewenthal

• rabbi reuven leigh of chabad

• dayan ivan binstock

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