18/03/2012

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

On the programme this week

Gavin Drake reports on what practical steps churches can offer to the young unemployed in the week that new figures show a rise in the number of young out of work.

We hear from Catholics about their varying reactions to Archbishop Vincent Nicholls letter on gay marriage which was read out in churches last weekend...and from a liberal rabbi who feels the government has not gone far enough because there is still no provision for religious marriage for same sex couples.

St Cuthbert's Gospel is believed to be oldest fully intact European book, created in honour of one of our most celebrated Christian leaders.The British Library has just a few weeks to hit its 9 million pound target to save the book for the nation after it was put up for sale by the Society of Jesus.
Luke Walton has a report.

And we examine in detail the legacy of Rowan Williams as he announces he is to step down as Archbishop of Canterbury at the end of the year....and asking who might succeed him in what he once described as "an intimidating and enormous job."

Series Producer: Amanda Hancox.

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