On mental health. With the UK’s Mental Health Awareness Week taking place in May, this week’s Encounter delves into how religious belief affects the troubled mind. Can faith help to protect against mental illness? Does religious doctrine ever prevent open emotional discussion? What responsibilities do faith communities have to help each other? Featuring Ed Kessler, Ruth Adams, Mark Strivens, and Dunya Habash.
On education. Join Ed Kessler and guests Julian Huppert, Azadeh Moaveni and Austin Tiffany as they discuss and debate religion and education in the UK. Are faith schools good for society as a whole or do they breed division? Should faith schools receive taxpayers’ money? What part do faith schools play in the lives of the non-religious?
Dr Edward Kessler chats with Baroness Sayeeda Warsi about identity, faith and Britishness:
In an era of Brexit, Trump and xenophobia can there really be reasons to be cheerful? Dr Esther Miriam Wagner and Professor Robert Tombs discuss historical perspectives on current affairs:
Lord Jonathan Sacks talks to Woolf Institute supporters about the future of dialogue, interfaith relations, and why even an Archbishop and a Chief Rabbi can’t guarantee a win for Arsenal:
Dr Esther-Miriam Wagner and Dr Ed Kessler discuss Bridging the Great Divide – a groundbreaking transatlantic course in Muslim – Jewish relations.