Appearance on BBC Scotland Sunday Morning show

Activity: Public Engagement and OutreachMedia Participation

Description

From BBC Sounds: ‘To pour over some of the stories that are making the news, digging a little deeper to reveal what they tell us about ourselves, our faith and spirituality, and the communities we live in, Connie is joined by Aman de Sondy, Senior Lecturer in Contemporary Islam at University College, Cork, writer Rodge Glass, who grew up in the Jewish faith, and lawyer and member of the Sikh community in Glasgow. Rupa Mooker. They discuss the uncomfortable rub between military conscription and religious or moral conviction, as Israel tries to overturn a previous conscription exemption for Haredi Jews. In light of outspoken atheist Richard Dawkins recent comments about being culturally Christian, what does being culturally religious mean. The consequences of being ‘the other’, as they look at Channel 4 series ‘Defiance: Fighting The Far Right’, about how Asian communities in the UK stood up to Far Right factions in the late 1970s and early 80s.’
Period14 Apr 2024
Degree of RecognitionNational

Keywords

  • judaism
  • faith
  • documentaries
  • news
  • international affairs