Sunday, 21 February 2010

Sunday 21st February

Good morning...

Female Hindu Priests
Chanda Vyas, a woman from a
Brahmin family who lives in Leicester, claimed this week to be the UK's first female Hindu priest. Phil talked to Dr Diwakar Acharya (below) from the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies about the notion of female priests in Hinduism and found out about how traditionally there were female priests in the past.

Phil spoke to Jean Davies, the head of the European Right to Die Movement, about euthanasia and the law in the light of the BBC presenter Ray Gosling incident being arrested and being bailed until April after claiming to have smothered his ex-lover who was suffering from AIDS.

Classical Masterpiece
This morning, as ever, we played a gem of a classical track. If you like the one today then it was from the album Luminosity, by composer James Whitbourn, and it is on the Naxos label.

Oxfordshire Churches Windfall
With the news that three churches in our county have just been awarded thousands of pounds by English Heritage, Phil had a chat with North Moreton's vicar Jason St John Nicolle about what they will be doing at All Saints' Church with the money. All £74,000 of it.

Our paper reviewer this morning was Leo Bowder (above) from the Oxford Unitarians.

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