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Apostasy Family Exclusive, Credit Unions and Assisted Dying

Edward Stourton talks to Gabriel Wani, the brother-in-law of Meriam Yahia Ibrahim, jailed for apostasy, and Catholic John Studzinski about new versions of the Stabat Mater.

Edward talks, to Gabriel Wani, the brother in law of Meriam Yahia Ibrahim, jailed for apostasy in Sudan, and asks, how she is coping following the birth of her daughter in jail this week.
This week the Church of England announced three pilot schemes in an attempt to 'compete' Wonga out of business. Kevin Bocquet visits a scheme at St Andrews Church in Liverpool and asks can the church really be a serious competitor?
We discuss the religious implications in the upcoming Syrian elections with Seyed Ali Alavi, Middle Easter Politics Analyst from SOAS .
Lord Falconer's Assisted Dying Bill will have its first reading in the House of Lords on the 5th June. Rabbi Jonathan Romain and Peter Williams, Executive Officer Right to Life, discuss.
The stoning of a pregnant woman outside a court in Lahore this week has led to renewed concerns about the passive acceptance of this extreme action in Pakistan. Shaykh Ibrahim Mogra explains the religious law that allows stoning.
Three new musical settings of the "Stabat Mater" - the 13th Century Catholic hymn reflecting on Mary's suffering at the crucifixion - are about to receive their world premiere. We speak to the man who commissioned them: John Studzinski.
It's been more than ten years since the launch of the Street Pastors. Trevor Barnes has been out on a night patrol in Brixton with the founder of the movement - Rev Les Isaac.

Producers
Carmel Lonergan
Dan Tierney

Editor
Amanda Hancox

Contributors
Gabriel Wani
Seyed Ali Alavi, Middle Easter Politics Analyst from SOAS
Rabbi Jonathan Romain
Peter Williams Executive Officer Right to Life
Shaykh Ibrahim Mogra
John Studzinski
Rev Les Isaac.

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