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19/08/2012

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Sunday 19 August 2012

This week Patriarch Kirill of Moscow, head of the Russian Orthodox Church is visiting Poland to meet senior Polish Roman Catholic bishops to sign a document of reconciliation and in the aftermath of the "Pussy riot" trial what's the significance of the protest? Peter Van Dyke reports from Moscow

Beyond the bright lights of midtown Manhattan, a dozen representatives from different churches, were introduced to a variety of Christian, Jewish and Muslim communities around the city, and the different ways in which they worship the same god. Matt Wells reports.

A Gallup Poll shows Africa as the most devout region of the World while the USA is becoming less religious. Professor Douglas Davies explores the findings

Plans have been drawn up to urge communities and churches to work closely together to prevent "ritual abuse" in cases such as Victoria Climbie and Kristy Bamu. Simon Bass from Churches Child Protection and Bishop Joe Aldred spokesperson for Black Churches discuss.

Interview with Eva Loeffler, daughter of Sir Ludwig Guttman, father of the Paralympic Games and how his Jewish faith influenced his work and life.

On the 400th anniversary of the Pendle Witch Trials Kevin Bocquet explores the history and joins a commemorative walk.

Is religious belief causing sick children to suffer needlessly? We hear from Jeremy Howat, the father of a child who was written off by doctors but survived, followed by a discussion with Rev Jim Linthicum - Great Ormond St Hospital Chaplain & Dr Andrew Ferguson, Christian Medical Fellowship.

  • Pendle Witches

    Pendle Witches

    Walkers dressed as witches gather on Pendle Hill in Lancashire to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the Pendle Witch trials.

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    Pendle Witches

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    Pendle Witches

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    Pendle Witches

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