The murder of Northern Ireland prison officer, David Black, will stir old fears for his community. William Crawley talks to the Rev. Tom Greer whose church Mr David attended.

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Matt Wells visits one of the worst hit areas New York, to hear how Catholic and Jewish blue collar workers are starting to rebuild. Matt talks to William about how religious and ethical issues are feeding into the election ahead of Tuesday's vote.

With the Church of England on the cusp of electing a new leader, philosopher Roger Scruton examines where the Church of England now stands, through his own experiences.

A drive by President François Hollande to legalise gay marriage is shaping up as an epic battle. John Laurenson reports from France.

Kevin Bocquet reports on Church of England plans to merge three Yorkshire dioceses into one.

We hear from a man who's celebrating 80 years singing for his church choir this Sunday. Might it be a record?

And as more of Britain's tree species are threatened with deadly diseases, we explore the spiritual and sacred significance of woodland and trees.

The Coptic Church will announce its new Pope this Sunday. Anthony O'Mahoney joins the programme to explain the process which ends with a blindfolded child picking a name from pot.

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