Sunday this week
We interview the Scottish Moderator John Christie who is backing Scottish Government plans to replace short sentences with community payback orders.
A new exhibition of rare Hebrew manuscripts has begun at the London Jewish Museum. The 24 rare manuscripts date from the 9th Century and most are exquisitely illuminated. Simon Schama, who has a fascination with Art History launched the exhibition, Judi Herman went along to meet him.
The new Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain, Mr Farooq Murad tells us his plans and how he hopes the MCB will work with the coalition government and other faith groups.
Pope Benedict has announced creation of The Ponitifical Council for New Evangelisation - Bishop Kieran Conry explains the significance of this.
As part of the A History of the World series the Sunday programme has been featuring objects which have a story to tell about the history of belief - both in Britain and around the world. This week the head of the Catholic Church in England and Wales, Archbishop Vincent Nichols nominates his object: a pilgrim’s medal from the 14th Century.
Some Muslim parents have been withdrawing children out of music classes in London. Parents believe the music they learn on the curriculum is evil and will blacken the heart and soul. We talk to Dr Diana Harris an expert on Music Education and Islam.
Kevin Bocquet explores the Christian case for welfare reform.
We speak to Rev Rose Hudson-Wilkins who has been controversially appointed as the new chaplain at the House of Commons. Was she appointed because she was the best person for the job, or because the speaker refused to appoint another middle aged white male?
Archbishop Vincent Nichols' A History of The World object
Visit A History of the World pages to find out more about Archbishop Vincent Nichols' Pilgrim's Badge.A History of the World
Archbishop Vincent Nichols
The Archbishop holding the Pilgrim's Badge
Christianity to Islam, Hinduism to Judaism, Ed Stourton presents religious news and analysis of the...