All Things Considered

All Things Considered


Religious affairs programme, tackling the thornier issues of the day in a thought-provoking manner


Death and Dying  

Roy Jenkins and guests explore some of the issues surrounding death and dying. It's reckoned that up to two thirds of babies being born today could live until they are 100, thanks to advances in technology. The revolution raises many questions about quality of life and human dignity. With increasing power to prolong lives, when should support be withdrawn and can it ever be right to help someone take their own life?


Award-winning religious affairs programme.

Faith in the News  

Sarah Rowland Jones asks how important understanding religion is for those reporting the news, ahead of a workshop on religious literacy for journalists in Cardiff.

Gladstone's Library  

Mary Stallard visits the Gladstone Library in Flintshire to speak to warden Peter Francis and find out what role this Victorian religious institution has in contemporary life.

Nadia Bolz-Weber  

Roy Jenkins meets unconventional US pastor Nadia Bolz-Weber, who talks about her sometimes controversial life and faith.

Dr Elaine Storkey  

Roy Jenkins meets theologian, writer, broadcaster and feminist campaigner Dr Elaine Storkey, who lead aid and development agency Tearfund for 16 years.

Faith and Disability  

The Paralympics challenge perceptions of people with disabilities. But have attitudes really changed and can religious faith shape our understanding of disability?

Chris Cartwright  

Chris Cartwright of the Elim Pentecostal Church shares his story.

Ffald-y-Brenin: House of Prayer  

Roy Jenkins visits Ffald-y-Brenin in Pembrokeshire, which some regard as one of the most significant centres of Christian renewal in modern Wales.

Christopher Jamison - Media Monk  

Roy Jenkins meets Christopher Jamison, possibly the best-known monk in Britain, whose media work aims to translate the monastic disciplines into contemporary secular life.

Rabbi Julia Neuberger  

Another chance to hear Roy Jenkins's interview with author, social reformer and peer Rabbi Julia Neuberger, one of the most distinguished figures in British religious life.

Professor Alister McGrath  

Professor Alister McGrath, a former atheist who is now a leading Christian writer, reflects on the relationship between science and religion and his personal journey of faith.

Faith in Brazil  

Sarah Rowland Jones explores the shifting religious landscape in Brazil, asking why Roman Catholicism is losing ground to other churches and to those of no religion at all.

Robots at War  

Roy explores the ethical questions raised by events highlighting the increasing use of robots as weapons.

Follow the Leader?  

Exploring leadership in religious and secular society after a historic few weeks in politics.

An American in Wales  

Spiritual teacher Mark Yaconelli talks about the power of sharing life stories, why he is not afraid of disappointment and doubt and how imagination is key to the church.

A Conscientious Objector and a Training Revolution  

The son of a WW II conscientious objector tries to understand his father's stance, plus the man behind 'the biggest revolution in theological education in the UK for 50 years'.

Faith and the EU Referendum  

Following the historic vote to take Britain out of the European Union, where should faith figure in the analysis - both of what has happened and of what is needed now?

Stuart King  

Roy Jenkins meets Stuart King, one of the founders of Mission Aviation Fellowship.


As Ramadan begins, Roy Jenkins explores the significance of the holy month, how it makes a difference to people's faith and the way they live and what it can teach non-Muslims.

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