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Rabbi Reuben Livingstone

BFBS explores how, in an increasingly diverse and inclusive armed forces, people of all religious faiths and those of none mark the remembrance period in their own way.

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For over a hundred years, Remembrance has traditionally been marked with religious services taking place, largely, in Christian settings. 

Tim Humphries speaks to Rabbi Reuben Livingstone, senior Jewish chaplain to the Armed Forces, as he explores how people of all religious faiths mark the Remembrance period.

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10/11/2022

Squadron Leader Ali Omar 

In an increasingly diverse and inclusive armed forces, people of all religious faiths, and those of none, mark the Remembrance period in their own way, with their own beliefs.

Tim Humphries spoke to Squadron Leader Ali Omar, the Imam to the Armed Forces but also the first Imam to receive a commission as an officer into the Royal Air Force.  

10/11/2022

Air Vice Marshall Richard Maddison OBE 

For over a hundred years, Remembrance has traditionally been marked with religious services - largely in a Christian setting. But in our multicultural society, people of all religious faiths and those of none are finding meaning and belonging by marking this period in their own way.

Tim Humphries spoke to Air Vice Marshall Richard Maddison OBE, the Defence Champion for non-religious and humanist personnel about the values the group hold to.

10/11/2022

Squadron Leader Mandeep Kaur MBE 

In an increasingly diverse and inclusive armed forces, people of all religious faiths and those of none are marking this period in their own way, with their own beliefs.

Tim Humphries spoke to Squadron Leader Mandeep Kaur, the Sikh Chaplain to the Armed Forces.

10/11/2022

Defence Christian Network 

We’ve been exploring how service personnel of all religious faiths as well as those of none, find meaning and belonging in Remembrance. 

One community that came together is the ‘Defence Christian Network’ - DCN for short - who hosted their own Remembrance service at the Defence Academy, Shrivenham.