For CHRISTIANs, the cross is a potent symbol of the crucifixion, but it is also one of the most overused icons of the western world.
Worn by millions as a fashion statement, it has been used in pop videos and contemporary art as a symbol of all that is cool.
But what is its enduring power and influence? Michael Symmons Roberts investigates its dominance as a universal symbol, and hears personal stories from those who have discovered its power and influence in their own lives.
Rev Kevin Franz contemplates the symbol of the cross with people who have been affected by it, among them musicians, a poet, a jewellery designer and the founder of the Scottish Cross pilgrimage.