13/11/2011

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

On Remembrance Sunday, the former head of the Army the General Lord Dannatt talks about whether the military can teach the rest of society anything about moral values.

Canon Giles Fraser on his trip this week to Israel and how this has helped to put his resignation from St Paul's into perspective.

Councillors in a wealthy Australian suburb have rejected a proposal to build a Jewish Eruv amid fears it would create a "religious enclave." The proposed spiritual boundary has divided the community, as Phil Mercer reports from Sydney.

Who employs a priest? In a week that the high court has ruled that the Catholic church as an organisation was responsible for the actions of one of its priests..and not God... Kevin Bocquet talks to those at the heart of this dispute and looks at attitudes to employment amongst other denominations and faiths.

This week Lord Carlile published a report into abuse at St Benedict's in Ealing, West London. His report detailed a failure to detect, investigate and stop the abuse. Edward talks to Lord Carlile about his recommendation for a new governing structure to separate the school from the religious order and he hears from Abbot Martin Shipperlee from Ealing Abbey .

Series Producer: Amanda Hancox.

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