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

As Syria faces some of the worst violence since the crisis began William speaks to Father Nadime Nassar, a Syrian Anglican priest, about how the violence is effecting Christians and faith groups across Syria.

In the 20 years since the end of the Soviet Union, Russia has seen a religious revival. Orthodox Christianity is now at the heart of state, and Islam plays a major role in many of Russia's republics. But less noticed is the flourishing of the Jewish faith. Peter van Dyk reports from Moscow.

The Ugandan Anti Homosexuality bill may remove the death penalty and change to life imprisonment for homosexual offences. Collin Coward from Changing Attitudes calls for the church to speak out.

Gavin Drake reports from this week's meeting of the Church of England's General Synod where issues around Women Bishops were debated.

The Tablet's Vatican correspondent Robert Mickens joins William from Rome on the Catholic Church's global conference on child abuse.

This year Sikhs will be marking 150 years in the UK. Peter Bance joins Trevor Barnes at the the oldest established Sikh place of worship in Europe - the Central Gudwara in London.

Matt Wells reports on the latest religious twists in the race for the Republican nomination ahead of the USA elections.

A high court ruling makes Council Prayers unlawful - Dr Dave Landrum from the Evangelical Alliance and Andrew Copson from the British Humanist Association discuss.

Series Producer: Amanda Hancox.

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