All Things ConsideredAuthor: BBC Radio Wales
15 Aug 2018

All Things Considered

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Religious affairs programme, tackling the thornier issues of the day in a thought-provoking manner

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    Interfaith marriage

    The summer wedding season is in full swing, as ancient castles, swish hotels and theme parks now vie for a business which was once dominated by places of worship. But for some couples, choosing the venue can be a relatively minor headache compared with opposition from their families - and others - who think they shouldn't be marrying someone from a different religion. A report this week expresses concern that synagogue membership has fallen because more Jews are marrying non-Jewish partners. Some Sikhs, Muslims and Christians can face serious problems if they choose to 'marry out'. On All Things Considered this week, Roy Jenkins and guests discuss interfaith marriage. Should it be welcomed or resisted? Does it strengthen a community, or add unnecessary stresses? And what challenges face the people embarking on it? This programme was first broadcast in July 2017.

  • Posted on 12 Aug 2018

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    Dr Gemma Simmonds

    Theologian Dr. Gemma Simmonds talks to Roy Jenkins about her work with street children in Brazil, as a chaplain in Holloway Prison and the place of women in the Catholic Church.

  • Posted on 05 Aug 2018

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    Faith and the Royal Welsh Show

    Roy Jenkins visits the Royal Welsh Show to explore the distinctive contribution that faith communities are making to this agricultural event. He starts his day with the Rev Michelle Bailey, who leads a team of chaplains whose work begins before the visitors arrive, and he finishes his day with the Street Pastors who are duty each night after the show.

  • Posted on 29 Jul 2018

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    Humanae Vitae - prophetic or a mistake?

    This week sees the 50th anniversary of a Vatican pronouncement which continues to provoke intense disagreement. Pope Paul VI's encyclical 'Humanae Vitae - Of Human Life' reaffirmed Roman Catholic teaching on the total ban of artificial contraception. Coming as it did at the height of the so-called 'swinging sixties' and their sexual revolution, it was unsurprisingly controversial and immediately split opinion in the church. Large numbers of priests and laity left in protest. Five decades on, Roy Jenkins and guests discuss the impact of the document asking how it looks today and whether it deserves a celebration or a quiet funeral.

  • Posted on 22 Jul 2018

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