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Cathy MacDonald Cathy MacDonald | 05:48 UK time, Sunday, 26 August 2012

My guest this Sunday Morning, is Palestinian Christian Raja Shehadeh, founder of the human rights organization Al-Haq. In the first hour of the programme he talks about his work both as a human rights lawyer and his latest book 'Occupation Diaries' about his daily life in the West Bank.

Tony Nicklinson's death last week came less than seven days after he lost his High Court case to allow doctors to end his life.Joining me to discuss the human, philosophical and spiritual dimension to the 'right to die' debate are Hospital Chaplain Blair Robertson and Mona Siddiqui - Professor of Islamic and Interreligious Studies, Edinburgh University.

Human Rights activist Xavier Willam and BBC Correspondent Orla Guerin explain Pakistan's controversial blasphemy laws after the imprisonment of a young Christian girl, reportedly with Downs Syndrome, who stands accused of desecrating pages of the Koran.

You might be familiar with St Columba and St Ninian but what do you know about St Donnan? Professor Thomas Clancy, lecturer in Celtic and Gaelic studies at Glasgow University tells us more about Scotland's first ever martyr.

Also what attracts young people to Naturism? 18 year Kimberly Craigie, the new youth officer for British Naturism, explains why she chooses to be a naturist and why she's on a mission to recruit other young people.

With another selection from the Written World poetry series - this week from San Marino, and a fine selection of music - it's well worth tuning in to Sunday Morning with me, Cathy Macdonald


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