The Leap of Faith October 16th,2020

On the programme tonight: would you vote for someone because of their faith and religious beliefs? Labour Senator Ivana Bacik, Leader of Aontú, Peadar Tóibín TD and Professor Robert Schmuhl of Notre Dame University, share their views.

Mahatma Gandhi believed that religion could never be separated from politics. It was not about any particular religion he said, but in general, he believed that every religion is characterised by moral values and ethics and that faith brings a sense of morality in the conduct of politics

On the programme tonight we’ll explore the idea of faith in the public square over seventy years after Gandhi’s death, and nearly 50 years after the fifth amendment to the Irish Constitution removed the special position of the Catholic Church. 

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