Encounter 8 | Beyond Accessibility

On disability. Pam Mungroo presents Sunday Breakfast on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire – the god slot. Yet despite choosing to be baptised at an early age, she struggles to reconcile her faith with her disability. In this episode of Encounter we move beyond issues of accessibility to look at the fundamental conflicts between religions and the disabled. God and suffering, and the existential question of belonging… featuring Pam Mungroo, Ed Kessler, Florence Oulds, and David Perry.

Pam Mungroo is a broadcast journalist and presents BBC Radio Cambridgeshire’s Sunday Breakfast Show, a programme that focuses on Faith & Ethics. She is a teacher, supporting 16 to 19 year olds as they discover their skills in Multimedia Journalism.

Sunday Breakfast with Pam Mungroo on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

Florence Oulds is the former Disabled Students’ Officer at Cambridge University Students’ Union, and took up the position after finishing her undergraduate in English at the University of Cambridge. She now spends most of her time thinking about gender, disability, and board games.

When is the end of mental health? by Florence for Blueprint

Podcast links:

NHS Choices – Spina Bifida

Disabled Living Foundation – Key Facts

Leviticus 21:18-21 (King James Version)

Mephibosheth, son of Jonathan

Intersectional Feminism: What is it?

Randolph Bourne – The Radical Will

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Encounter is a discussion podcast produced by the Woolf Institute and presented by its Founder Director Dr Ed Kessler. Episodes will explore the relationship between religion and society. Join Ed and guests as they navigate their way through some of society’s most debated topics.


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