Spiritual wellbeing; Quilliam; Haggadah

The Government's Care Bill is currently going through Parliament. It aims to modernise the law to put people's wellbeing at the heart of the care and support system. It doesn't include an explicit recognition for people's 'spiritual well being'. The Government argue that this is implicitly taken care of within the 'provision of individual well being'. Liberal Democrat Peer Baroness Barker and Labour Peer Lord Warner discuss the issue with our presenter Edward Stourton.

Choje Akong Rinpoche who founded the first Tibetan Buddhist Monastery in the UK back in 1967, was killed in China this week. Edward looks at how influential he was with author and journalist Mick Brown.

Mary McConahay, from the National Catholic Reporter talks to Edward about the decision by the Roman Catholic Church in El Salvador to close its human rights and legal aid office, Tutela Legal.

Trevor Barnes reports on the growth in bogus travel packages for unsuspecting Hajj pilgrims.

Thabo Magkoba, Archbishop of Cape Town, explains why the African Church needs to respond positively to homosexuality.

Reporter Bob Walker takes a look at the anti-extremism think-tank Quilliam and the motivation behind their alliance with the Founder of the English Defence League.

And Edward views a recently uncovered 18th Century Manuscript containing Jewish ancient writings known as the Haggadah, with auctioneer Adam Patridge and Dr Yaakove Wise, from the Centre of Jewish and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Manchester.

Jill Collins
Carmel Lonergan

Baroness Barker
Lord Warner
Mick Brown, Author and Journalist
Mary McConahay, National Catholic Reporter
Thabo Magkoba, Archbishop of Cape Town
Adam Partridge
Dr Yaakove Wise.

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