21/10/2012

As Roman Catholic pilgrims are evacuated from Lourdes following flooding, we hear from from a UK tour operator based in the town.

Matt Wells reports from the swing state of Ohio, ahead of the US election. Fears over immigration are dominating the battle for Latino hearts and minds

Many people with mental health problems report that the stigma can have a worse impact than the mental health problem itself. A seminar at Lambeth Palace explored how the faith communities can help combat the stigma. Trevor Barnes went along.

Baroness Cox's Arbitration and Mediation Bill had its second reading in parliament this week. Kevin Bocquet met Muslim women's rights campaigner Kalsoom Bashir, who supports the bill, and Muslim Academic Amra Bone who sits on the Sharia Law panel. Edward also speaks to Baroness Cox about the reasoning behind her bill and some of the women she has met while researching the bill.

In Russia the dangerous French art of Parkour, jumping from roof top to roof top is being used as a way of rehabilitating young offenders. The Russian Orthodox Church is teaching this as a way of introducing discipline to their life.

Mosques all over the country will be praying for the rapid recovery of Malala. Edward talks to Dr Shuruk Naquib who will talk about the attitude of Islam towards educating women.

The acclaimed Scottish novelist, Ali Smith, gave this year's Manchester Sermon at the city's Literature Festival. The remit for the sermon was to reflect on the ethical issues of the day. Edward met her at Manchester Cathedral.

Operation Black Vote has launched a campaign with the black churches to recruit one million new voters by the 2015 general election - church leader Bishop Doyé Agama talks about why the campaign is needed now.

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