Everyday Ethics

Everyday Ethics

Provocative weekly debate with William Crawley on moral, religious and ethical issues.

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  • What is a War Crime?

    Sun, 27 Jul 14

    24 mins

    26 days remaining

    Everyone seems to have a view about what's currently happening in Gaza and Israel. As the death toll rises, the tone of the language of the public debate has also escalated towards allegations that war crimes have been committed. But what exactly is a war crime? What kind of evidence is necessary to prove that a war crime has been committed in any conflict, and, if that evidence is forthcoming, what are the chances that anyone is likely to face prosecution? William is joined by Dr Kevin Heller, Professor of Criminal Law at the University of London, and Anthony Julius, deputy chairman of the top law firm Mishcon de Reya. William also talks to Lord Kilclooney on the Isreali/Gaza conflict.

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  • Assisted Dying, Gaza and Franciscan Friars

    Sun, 20 Jul 14

    50 mins

    19 days remaining

    On this week's Everyday Ethics - easing towards the exit - the ethics of assisted dying, a view from a doctor working in Gaza - and the Franciscan friar who's topping the charts.

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  • Gay Cake, National Security and The Talmud

    Sun, 13 Jul 14

    44 mins

    12 days remaining

    What exactly IS a Christian business? And to what extent should a business with Christian, or other religious, values be permitted, in law, to refuse to provide a service if they believe it's inconsistent with their firmly-held moral or religious commitments? Is "national security" one of the most dangerous concepts at play in contemporary public life? In his new book, "The Talmud - A Biography", the Jewish scholar Harry Freedman explores the remarkable story of this ancient text.

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  • Parades & Caliphates 06 JUL 14

    Sun, 6 Jul 14

    46 mins

    5 days remaining

    On this week's Everyday Ethics with William Crawley - with the Unionist walk-out from the talks tasked with finding a way forward on parades, flags and the past, all eyes are now on the Orange Order to find out what kind of summer we can all expect. And as the terror group ISIS - the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant - has now rebranded itself a caliphate we ask what exactly IS a caliphate? And how much of a political game-changer is the emergence of a new, self-styled Islamic State?

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