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Women Bishops, Archbishop of Canterbury, Women in Religion

Caroline Wyatt looks at the campaign for women Bishops in the Church of England and discusses the role of women in other faiths in a special edition of Sunday.

2014 was an historic year for women in the Church of England when they won the right to be appointed as Bishops.

In a special edition of Sunday ahead of the installation of the rev Libby Lane as the bishop of Stockport, Caroline Wyatt looks at the role of women in the Church of England and other faiths.

The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby reflects on the historic decision to allow women bishops and discusses how the Church will manage dissent from traditionalists.

Sarah Swadling reports on the recruitment process for Bishops. Is it down to who you know or is it now more transparent?

Katharine Jefferts Schori, presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church in the United States gives her advice to the new appointees based on her own experience and Trevor Barnes investigates how the Diocese of London plans to deal with opposition from parishes that won't accept a woman bishop.

The rev Angela Berners-Wilson, the first priest to be ordained by the Church of England and the rev Jody Stowell discuss the opportunities for women now the Church is finally an equal opportunity employer.

Dina Brawer from the Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance and Rabiha Hannan - vice president of the Islamic Society of Britain look at their own faiths and reflect on the role of women and how changes in the Church of England may impact on their own faith.

Contributors:
Archbishop of Canterbury, rt rev Justin Welby
Rev Angela Berners-Wilson
Rev Jody Stowell
Presiding bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori
Dina Brawer
Rabiha Hannan

Producers:
David Cook
Catherine Earlam

Series Producer:
Amanda Hancox.

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