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.
Dr Edward Kessler chats with Baroness Sayeeda Warsi about identity, faith and Britishness:
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.