Investing in tradition-based pluralism rather than feeding monopoly needs to be the future of both religion and media, says Simon Barrow. And not just in the interactions between the two overlapping realms.
Some weeks ago there was speculation that Pope Benedict might be invited to deliver a Radio 4 'Thought for the Day' during his state and pastoral visit in September. Jonathan Bartley anticipates an interesting exchange between the pontiff and the producer...
In a unique contribution to the debate about religion and ethics broadcasting, a new report, published by the Christian think-tank Ekklesia, challenges the terms of the current controversy over BBC Radio 4’s flagship ‘God slot’ by actually analysing its content – with some surprising results.
An all-day symposium is being held on Thursday 10 June 2010 in response to the current consultation on the BBC's Strategy Review, asking "what is the future for pluralism in the supply of public service content in the UK?"
The General Synod of the Church of England has rejected a motion condemning the television coverage of religion by the BBC and independent companies, preferring to encourage rather than cajole broadcasters.