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Sunday - 11/11/2012

Sunday morning religious news and current affairs programme, presented by Edward Stourton.

On Friday, the Bishop of Durham, Dr Justin Welby, was named 105th Archbishop of Canterbury. We profile the man who has been a bishop for less than a year and who served Mammon before he served God. We ask what will be in his in-tray when he takes up office at Lambeth Palace, and what his priorities should be. The Rev'd George Pitcher, Canon Rosie Harper and the Rev'd Rod Thomas give their advice.

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, one of Christianity's holiest sites, is threatened with closure over an unpaid water bill. Meanwhile Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill is on his first visit to Jerusalem since his appointment in 2009 and is due to visit some of the city's holy sites, including the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Harriet Sherwood of The Guardian reports.

As Church Action on Poverty celebrates its 30th birthday, Kevin Bocquet visits one of its projects in Salford, to find out how it's helping the most vulnerable, including ex offenders and teenage mothers. He also finds out about Church Action on Poverty's plans for the next three decades.

Jane Little reports from Washington DC on the religious implications of the US presidential election. How did the religions vote? Is this a watershed moment for liberal values? And is it really the end of the Christian Right?

On Remembrance Sunday, David Brittain of the UK Armed Forces Humanist Association talks about his bid for Humanists to be allowed to participate at the Cenotaph ceremonies.

Rahul Tandon reports from the Indian city of Calcutta where Hindus have been celebrating the Goddess Durga Puja but not everyone is happy with the commercialisation of the festival.

  • Broadcast on BBC Radio 4, 7:10AM Sun, 11 Nov 2012
  • Available until 12:00AM Thu, 1 Jan 2099
  • First broadcast BBC Radio 4, 7:10AM Sun, 11 Nov 2012
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  • Duration 45 minutes

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