26th May 2013 - View from Earth - 7am
- We catch up on the stunning “Heart and Soul” event which brought 5,000 people to PrincesStreetGardens in Edinburgh to a wide variety of ways of celebrating the Assembly of the Church of Scotland and the life of the kirk.
- We have major excerpts from the key moments of the debate on actively homosexual ministers in the Church of Scotland. You can listen in on the passionately held beliefs for and against, and can judge the range of issues for yourselves.
- We bring some of the other headlines in advance of a fuller report next week.
- “Sandra’s Diary” reflects on the implications of the last census for both Christians and Muslims, with questions to be answered by us all.
- Cecelia Miller reviews “Passenger’s” album “All the little lights”, a collection of “powerful, fragile songs” drawing on significant moments in life.
- John Cameron looks at a book he picked up in St Andrew’s and St George’s remarkable Christian Aid Book Sale. It’s “The Road to Wigan Pier” written by George Orwell and published by Penguin in various editions. He finds it having lessons for today.
- Gail reflects on “Billy Elliot” and the mining culture, and solidarity. Is there more than money can buy in life?