01/09/2013

Mary McAleese, the former president of Ireland, discusses the spirituality in the work of Seamus Heaney, who died this week.

In the aftermath of the UK government's decision not to use military intervention in Syria, Janet Symes, Head of Middle East at Christian Aid and Jehangir Malik, UK Director of Islamic Relief, discuss what will happen next.

Reverend Jim Wallis is a bestselling author, theologian, and international commentator on ethics and public life. He joins William to discuss how to serve the Common Good, the theme of his new book.

Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis will today become the twelfth Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Synagogue and the Commonwealth. But what can be expected of him and what is he likely to bring to the office? Lord Maurice Glasman and Justin Cohen discuss.

Australia's election next week pits Kevin Rudd against Tony Abbott. The leaders' faith has helped to define their political outlook, but they have been criticised for their uncompromising stance on asylum seekers. Phil Mercer reports.

God, faith, the universe, the whole of creation..just a few of things comedian Milton Jones considers in his new book, 'Even More Concise 10 Second Sermons'. He joins William to tell him more.

Its forty years since George Harrison gave Bhaktivedanta Manor to the Hare Krishna Movement. Trevor Barnes travels to the manor in Hertfordshire to take part in the celebrations and and look back at the movement's history.

Series Producer: Amanda Hancox
Producers: Annabel Deas, Rosie Dawson
Contributors:
Justin Cohen
Lord Maurice Glasman
Milton Jones
Jehangir Malik
Janet Symes
Jim Wallis.

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