Sunday: 12 MAY 13
Edward Stourton talks to the Rt Revd. Paul Butler, Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham about the latest abuse scandal to hit the Church of England. Around 800 Italian laymen massacred by Ottoman Turks during the siege of the Italian City of Otranto in 1480 will be canonised this weekend by Pope Francis. Edward talks to Toufik Kacimi, a President of the Christian Muslim Forum and Head of Muslim Welfare House, a charity and community centre and Vatican Expert, Philippa Hitchen. Almost 6 months...
Sunday morning religious news and current affairs programme, presented by Edward Stourton.
Sunday: 05 MAY 13 Ireland Abortion law; Reading...
The BBC’s Diarmaid Fleming talks to Edward Stourton about the battle lines between the Irish government and the Catholic Church on changes to abortion law. Edward Stourton meets Peter Stanford at a cemetery to hear about his new book How to Read a Graveyard. The final stage of the Church of England’s report into the child abuse in the diocese of Chichester concluded this week. The Bishop charged with writing the report, John Gladwin, and Anne Lawrence, a barrister who used to chair the group...
Sunday: 28 Apr 13 Samira Ahmed presents
A friend of the kidnapped Syrian bishops talks to Samira Ahmed. Newly published letters of Charles Wesley shed new light on the founders of Methodism. Archbishop Romero of San Salvador – murdered by a government dead squad in 1980 – is heading for canonisation. What progress towards integrated schools to heal Northern Ireland’s sectarian divide? The massacre-site of Wounded Knee, sacred to the Sioux, is threatened by a property deal.
Sun 21 Apr 13: Exorcism, Muslim History and Archbishop...
This week the General Medical Council disciplined a GP who, it was told, had taken a patient to a church to be exorcised. Could it ever be right for a doctor to encourage a patient to undergo exorcism and what place does religion have in the consulting room? Edward Stourton discusses with Dr Rob Waller an NHS consultant psychiatrist and Professor Michael King, Director of Mental Health Sciences at University College London. Should Islam play a greater role in the history curriculum? The...
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