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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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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

Humanist & Non Religious Cpl Michelle Horden 

In the Armed Forces, around 40% of personnel label themselves as non-religious, and that increases to 50% in 16-25 year olds. Their beliefs are represented in the ‘Humanists and Non-Religious in Defence' Network – HAND for short.

British Army Reservist Corporal Michelle Hordern is a celebrant who hosted HAND’s Remembrance service about what motivated her to join HAND

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

DCN Rev Phil Craven, RAF Chaplain 

The Armed Forces Chaplaincies and Defence Christian Network gathered on 3rd November 2022 at the Defence Academy, Shriveham for the ‘Service of Prayer and Remembrance’.

Tim Humphries attended the event and spoke to Rev Squadron Leader Phil Craven, the Officiating Chaplain at the service.