06/03/2011

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Edward Stourton with the religious and ethical news of the week. Moral arguments and perspectives on stories, familiar and unfamiliar.

Christian groups have questioned whether a court case over adoption should have been brought and whether the courts are the right places to showcase matters of religious principle. We will speak to the Evangelical Alliance, one of the groups critical of the Christian Legal Centre who brought the case.

Do employers need to adopt a more positive approach to employees with religious beliefs? That's the suggestion from the Institute of Business Ethics. Kevin Bocquet roams the terminals of Manchester Airport to find out how one employer deals with a multi-faith workforce and we speak to the report author Simon Webley.

The Pope has exonerated the Jewish people for the death of Christ in his latest book. Edward speaks to Fr Joseph Evans Chaplain to Kings College, London and Ed Kessler from the Centre for Jewish Christian Relations.

The Church of England this week held a summit to address its aging congregation and how it can engage with young people. Trevor Barnes was in Sheffield and spoke to the Archbishop of Canterbury about why this is so important.

A row has broken out about why the the Anglican Bishop of Jerusalem has had his residency permit revoked by the Israeli Government. He tells us about the technicality that means he is deemed a foriegner in his own diocese.

We will hear the latest from Libya from a British-Libyan who has made it into the increasingly violent country. And after the shooting of the Christian government minister Shahaz Bhatti, Edward speaks to the Archbishop of Canterbury's envoy to Pakistan who knew Bhatti well.

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