RADIO: Leaving the Fold

Over the last year I’ve been producing a radio documentary for the BBC World Service, it’s called “Leaving the Fold” and it airs today!

It explores the stories of three people who have decided to walk away from their faith and the difficulties they faced in doing so.

You can stream it and download it here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p046hfzb

Programme blurb:

What does it take for someone to turn their back on their religious upbringing? What effect does that decision ultimately have on them and those around them? We explore the personal journeys of three people who walked away from their faiths and redefined their morality in a world without God.

An ex-Muslim, ex-Hindu, and an ex-born-again-Christian, each recount what their lives were like growing up in devout religious families and what spurred them on to renounce their faith. The programme traces the moments that defined their journeys.

What did removing the hijab in public for the first time represent for the ex-Muslim? How did a religiously motivated bomb attack in India affect the ex-Hindu’s understanding of his faith? How did the ex-born-again-Christian learn to live in a world without morals and rules defined by God?

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4 thoughts on “RADIO: Leaving the Fold

  1. This was quite well-done, in the new-fangled way of chopping up bits of speech leavened with some tinkling piano – but it is quite moving to hear of such bravery from these three stand-up folks. What great stories – thanks for producing this. Conscience lives.

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