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Srebrenica anniversary; Cricketing chaplain; Aliens

Duration:
45 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 14 July 2013

On Sunday this week with Edward Stourton

The Church of England has approved the reorganisation of the Yorkshire diocese.. despite protests from many in parts of the county. So what's behind the plan.. and who will be affected? Kevin Bocquet has a report looking at the implications.

Reporter Trevor Barnes speaks to survivors of the Srebrenica Genocide at a special anniversary event.

As the European Court of Human Rights rules that convicted killers can have their whole tariffs reviewed, we discuss the moral and religious implications with former Anglican priest and criminal defence lawyer Harry Potter and Nick Spencer from the think tank Theos.

Is there anyone out there? Leading theologian David Wilkinson discusses his new book on faith and extra terrestrial life.

From the streets of Cairo we hear how Copts, Muslims and those of no faith are faring under the current political unrest. We also speak to Egyptian writer Tarek Osman about whether the Muslim Brotherhood is now a spent force.

As England and Australian cricketers step up to the crease , we speak to Canon Max Wigley, chaplain at Yorkshire county cricket club about the kind of spiritual support he offers .

And as law makers in Ireland vote to legalise abortion under certain conditions for the first time, we speak to religious correspondent Patsy McGarry about where this leaves the Catholic church there.

Credits:

Editor: Christine Morgan
Producer: Dawn Bryan
Producer: Jill Collins

Contributors:

Patsy McGarry, Irish Times
Reverend Professor David Wilkinson, Durham University
Harry Potter, criminal defence lawyer
Nick Spencer, Theos
Tarek Osman, Egyptian writer
Canon Max Wigley, chaplain at Yorkshire County Cricket Club.

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