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First broadcast:
Sunday 19 February 2012

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

The Archbishop of Athens has warned the Greek government of further serious social upheaval if more austerity measures brought in . Ed speaks to Othon Anastasakis.

The market for Islamic art is booming and has now come to the attention of the criminal underworld in the Middle East. Dorian Jones reports from Istanbul.

A delegation of Imams and Police from Pakistan will be in Yorkshire this week. Bishop Tony Robinson tells Ed why this visit could help the Christian community in Pakistan.

Bishop John Packer gives us an update on the Welfare Reform Bill which is ping-ponging back between the 2 houses of Parliament.

The UK will host a major conference on Somalia this week. Ed speaks to BBC World Service Africa Editor Mary Harper about the religious dimension to the conflict.

Next week a programme launches in England that will provide support to victims of anti-Muslim attacks and measure, map and monitor such attacks in the country. Kevin Bocquet reports.

Is religion under attack from militant atheism and what role should it play in modern Britain? Ed discusses with philosopher Julian Baggini, Commons Chaplain Rev Rose Hudson-Wilkin and Reform Movement Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner.

Series Producer: Amanda Hancox.


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