28/04/2013

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Our Presenter Samira Ahmed talks to Father Nadim Nassar, the Director of The Awareness Foundation, an ecumenical and international charity working to build peace through education, about his concerns for the Syrian Church leaders kidnapped earlier this week.
The land around Wounded Knee in South Dakota was the scene of a massacre of the Lakota tribe in 1890 and occupies a unique place in Native American history. But as Matt Wells reports plans to sell off the Reservation have rekindled old tensions.
A revealing insight into the personal life of Charles Wesley, a founding father of Methodism has been unearthed in a series of his own letters. Many were written in a complex shorthand. Samira speaks to Dr Gareth Lloyd of the University of Manchester who had the task of deciphering them.
A Buddhist Monk who refers to himself as the 'Burmese Bin Laden' is stoking his own brand of religious hatred across Burma. Martin Palmer, Secretary General of the Alliance of Religions and Conservation talks to Samira about this strand of Buddhism.
Our reporter Kevin Bocquet takes a look at the recommendations from a new report into Northern Ireland's Education system. Whilst it proposes greater co-operation between individual schools, it falls short of suggesting full religious integration.
Samira talks to Jan Graffius, Curator at Stonyhurst College about the Vatican's decision to unblock the beatification process for El Salvador's assassinated prelate, Archbishop Oscar Romero.
And as the Ministry of Defence confirms armed Drone Aircraft are now operating from RAF Waddington in Lincolnshire, Chris Cole, Director of Drone Wars UK and Colonel Richard Kemp, Former Commander of British Forces in Afghanistan discuss whether their use is an immoral form of warfare.

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