Faith And The State

Three programmes about the complex relationship between faith and state in three countries, with Mike Wooldridge.

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Episodes

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0101Egypt: Modern Islam2001090420010909

He looks at the position of Egypt, which has staked its economic and political destiny on being a moderate Islamic state, friendly with the West.

But can it contain the current upsurge in interest in Islam?

0102India: Saffron V Secular2001091120010916

He looks at the position of India, which was ruled by secularism until the 1980s when Hindu nationalism, embodied in the Bharatiya Janata Party, became a potent force in the country's politics.

0103 LASTRussia: Lost Symphony2001091820010923
019920011230

Mike Woolridge chairs a panel discussion exploring the complex relationship between religion and government.