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Nicky Campbell presents a special edition of The Big Questions, recorded at King Edward VI Handsworth School in Birmingham, asking just one question: Are religions fair to women?

This is a special edition from King Edward VI Handsworth School in Birmingham and Nicky Campbell asks just one Big Question: Are religions unfair to women?

Taking part are: Francesca Stavrakopoulou, Professor of Hebrew Bible and Ancient Religion at the University of Exeter; Cole Moreton, author of Is God Still an Englishman?; Christina Rees, who sits on The Archbishops' Council of the Church of England; the theologian Vicky Beeching; the feminist Kate Smurthwaite; Liz Weston from Christ Church, Southampton; Sarah de Nordwall from Catholic Voices; Eunice Olumide, a convert to Islam; Rania Hafez from Muslim Women in Education; Rabbi Shmuel Arkush, Director of Lubavitch in the Midlands; and Bharti Tailor, President of the Hindu Forum for Europe.

1 hour

Last on

Sun 5 May 2013 10:00

The Big Questions featured in this episode

Are religions unfair to women?

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May 12th      Edinburgh
May 26th      Bristol - for the live show in the morning or the pre-recorded special in the  afternoon
June 9th       Warrington
June 23rd      Brighton


Role Contributor
Presenter Nicky Campbell
Series Editor Jill Robinson
Director Rob Hopkin
Participant Francesca Stavrakopoulou
Participant Cole Moreton
Participant Christina Rees
Participant Vicky Beeching
Participant Kate Smurthwaite
Participant Liz Weston
Participant Sarah de Nordwall
Participant Eunice Olumide
Participant Rania Hafez
Participant Rabbi Shmuel Arkush
Participant Bharti Tailor


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The last edition of this series will be on Sunday June 11th.