The Leap of Faith is the weekly religious programme on RTE Radio 1 broadcast on Friday evening from 10.02pm to 10.30pm. The programme is produced in-house by Sheila O'Callaghan and presented by Michael Comyn. For Good Friday we assembled a panel of experts to discuss the question Did Jesus need to Die? The panel was made up of Prof Zuleika Rodgers Ast Professor of Jewish Studies, Trinity College Dublin, Rev. Prof Seamus O'Connell Professor of Sacred Scripture at Maynooth College and Dr Anne Thurston Theologian and writer. The progamme is heard on 252 LW across the UK and is carried on Virgin Media UK – Channel 917. The programme is repeated on Sunday morning at 10.30am on DAB and online on RTE Radio 1 Extra.
The Leap of Faith is a programme for people of all faiths and none, Michael Comyn talks with those whose life experiences cause them to call on their beliefs, as he seeks to discover what religion does for people - and occasionally to them.
With regular updates from across the world’s faiths and from those that hold them, this will be a thought-provoking 30 minutes of radio. Each week the programme will hear from people about how they access their ‘spiritual intelligence’ at different times in their lives.