Rarely heard from these day, the wonderful Jon Atack
, author of A Piece of Blue Sky
, will be taking part in the below discussion on BBC1 Radio tomorrow Sun May 20, 2012 10:am UK time.The Big Question Featured in this Episode
Is there a difference between a cult and a religion?http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01j2n2nWatch Live:
BBC One, London schedule
Sunday 20 May 2012 10am
Episode 18 of 19, The Big Questions, Series 5
Duration: 1 hour
Nicky Campbell asks: is there a difference between a religion and a cult?
Nicky's guests include Cristina Odone, journalist on The Telegraph; Rabbi Yitchak Schochet from Mill Hill Synagogue; and Cole Moreton, author of Is God Still an Englishman: How We Lost our Faith (But Found New Soul).
Contributors also include Francesca Stavrakopoulou, professor of ancient religion at Exeter University; Dr George Chryssides from Birmingham University; Simon Cooper from the Unification Church; and Glenn Carter, President of the UK Raelian Movement.
Also joining in the discussion, Livingstone Fagan, Branch Davidian survivor of the Waco siege; Yoel Ben David from Jews for Jesus; and Ian Haworth from the Cult Information Centre; as well as Juliana Buhring, who was brought up in The Children of God and is now a director of Safe Passage Foundation; and Barbara Weed, who has not seen her son since he became involved in an internet group four years ago.Other guests taking part are Jon Atack, author of A Piece of Blue Sky, and Rod and Linda Dubrow-Marshall from the International Cultic Studies Association
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