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

An 'unconscionable betrayal' of the Libyan people if Colonel Gadaffi was left in place. That's the warning from Britain, America and France as they insist on continuing with their military campaign in Libya. But with no clear exit strategy in place is this really a just war? Our presenter Edward Stourton talks to the Apostolic Vicar of Tripoli, Bishop Giovanni Innocenzo Martinelli and to the Bishop of Ripon and Leeds, the Rt Revd John Packer.

Westminster Council have been accused of 'criminalising compassion' by their proposal to introduce a bye-law to ban rough sleeping and soup runs in the vicinity of Westminster Cathedral in London. Our reporter Trevor Barnes investigates.

A Christian and Buddhist 'Suicide Prevention Project' is being set up in Japan to help those whose loved ones were killed or remain missing following last month's devastating earthquake and tsunami. Dr Stephen Turnbull, Lecturer in Japanese Religion at Leeds University talks to Edward about this multi-faith collaboration.

A major report from Scotland's Poverty Truth Commission is calling on the next Scottish Government to include those people living in poverty, in the shaping and delivering of an anti-poverty policy. The Archbishop of Glasgow, the Most Reverend Mario Conti explains the details to Edward.

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