18/08/2013

The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, has announced the launch of an independent Inquiry into the Church's handling of reports of alleged sexual abuse by the late Robert Waddington, formerly Dean of Manchester. Anne Lawrence who speaks for the Campaign to stop Church Child Abuse gives her reaction to our Presenter Edward Stourton.

Bob Walker continues his three hundred mile journey across Turkey, following in the footsteps of St.Paul.

Zoroastrianism, one of the world's oldest monotheistic religions was founded in Iran around 3,500 years ago. It now has 6,000 followers in the UK and this Sunday they celebrate their New Year. Edward talks to Lord Karan Bilimoria CBE, the first Zoroastrian Parsi to sit in the House of Lords, about his campaign to gain more recognition for the contribution this small community makes to society.

Phil Mercer reports from Australia on plans by the new Anglican Archbishop of Sydney, Glenn Davies, to use his role to lobby against tough new legislative proposals aimed at asylum seekers.

As the campaign for the canonisation of GK Chesterton, gathers momentum, Professor Alison Milbank, author of 'Chesterton and Tolkien as Theologians' talks about the qualities of this prolific writer and Catholic convert.

Can Egypt ever be reconciled with itself ? It's a question Edward discusses with His Grace Bishop Angaelos, General Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the United Kingdom, BBC's Middle East Editor Jeremy Bowen and Tariq Ramadan, Professor of Contemporary Islamic Studies at Oxford University.

Credits
Series Producer: Amanda Hancox
Producers: Jill Collins, Zaffar Iqbal

Contributors:
Anne Lawrence
Lord Karan Bilimoria CBE
Professor Alison Milbank
HG Bishop Angaelos
Jeremy Bowen
Tariq Ramadan.

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45 minutes

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