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30/01/2011

Edward Stourton with the religious and ethical news of the week. Moral arguments and perspectives on stories, familiar and unfamiliar.

Edward Stourton with the religious and ethical news of the week. Moral arguments and perspectives on stories, familiar and unfamiliar.

In October last year a Ugandan newspaper outed 100 members of the local gay community, publishing photos and details of where they lived. This week David Kato who led a legal campaign against the paper was brutally murdered. Ed speaks to his friend and colleague Chris Dolan about the climate of fear in the country.

Six months after flooding which devastated the country affecting 18 million people, we find out if Pakistan is showing any signs of recovery. Edward speaks to Collette Fearon from Cafod.

Southeast Turkey is home to one of the oldest Christian civilizations in the world but many had fled during the long conflict between Kurdish rebels and the Turkish state. Now some families are returning which has led to a resurrection of the ancient wine-making tradition which had almost died out. Dorian Jones reports.

We've done a lot here on the Sunday Programme about the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible but now there is a challenge for the public as well. Bath Literary Festival are looking for hundreds of volunteers to read the entire Bible over 5 days. Festival Director James Runcie tells Ed how to sign up.

This week the government launched a Campus ambassadors scheme designed to improve relations between different faith groups. But how bad are things in British universities? Trevor Barnes reports.

The new English Ordinariate may please those Anglicans who cannot support Women Bishops but will they be received with open arms by all Catholics? Many women have been fighting for more rights in the Magisterium and are sceptical about the new arrivals. Ed hears the views of Dr Tina Beattie.

Is Egypt going to follow the example of Tunisia and see its President forced out of office by a wave of street protests? We speak live to our correspondent in Egypt to get the latest. Edward also discusses the implications for Egypt and the whole region with Professor Paul Rogers from Bradford University and Dr Omar Ashour from the University of Exeter.

E-mail: sunday@bbc.co.uk

Series producer: Amanda Hancox.

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