A Jesuit friend of mine commented that Call the Midwife is the best portrayal of religion he’s seen in a very long time. Why? Because it is non-judgemental, grounded in compassion and deals with real issues. Many think Secret Millionaire does a good job too in showing the world a glimpse of dedicated yet ordinary […]
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Mary Colwell is environmental adviser to the Catholic Bishops Conference of England and Wales.
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VOTE IN 2018 SANFORD ST MARTIN/RADIO TIMES READERS’ AWARD TO BE LAUNCHED MARCH 27
On March 27th Tom Loxley, Sandford St Martin Trustee and Executive Editor of the Radio Times will be launching this year’s Radio Times Readers’ Award for the best programmes exploring religion, ethics or spirituality at the Exploring Belief Festival. Billed as “a fresh look at the way religion is reported in the media and new ways to cover the oldest stories at all”, in addition to Tom, Festival speakers will include James Harding (former Director of BBC News and editor of The Times before that), Mark Thompson (former Director General of the BBC, now President and CEO of the New York Times), Mohit Bakaya (Commissioning Editor, BBC Radio 4), Fatima Salaria (BBC TV Commissioning Editor for Religion & Ethics) and Frank Cottrell Boyce (writer of books, screenplays and so much more).
Watch this space or follow us on Twitter to find out what programmes you can vote for. Or come to the Festival – tickets are available here: https://www.jw3.org.uk/exploring-belief#.WrTo8E1LHmQ