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Shakespeare's religion, Pope in Lesbos, What do Muslims really think?

Religious and ethical news. William Crawley hears reaction to Pope Francis's visit to Lesbos, and Trevor Barnes reports on the religion of Shakespeare's England.

Presenter William Crawley hears reaction to Pope Francis' visit to Lesbos, and explores the significance of the joint approach to the migrant crisis by the Catholic and Orthodox churches.

Ahead of the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death, Trevor Barnes reports on the religion of Shakespeare's England, and the influence of the Bible on his language.

This week's Channel 4 documentary "What British Muslims really think", has been heavily criticised by members of Muslim communities for putting across what they see as a skewed picture of Islam in Britain. The programme's executive producer Samir Shah and author and activist Shelina Janmohamed discuss.

Liz Leonard examines the current religious landscape of Scotland, in light of the recent Scottish Social Attitudes survey which suggests that most people in Scotland are 'not religious'.

What is it like to live in Britain as a member of the persecuted Ahmadi Muslim sect? Author Adil Khan profiles the history and beliefs of Ahmadis following the discovery of leaflets in a South London Mosque calling on them to be killed.

The three Christian denominations which run the Church in Jerusalem, believed to be on the site of Jesus' tomb, have reached an agreement to carry out much-needed repair work. Archaeologist Martin Biddle explains the rich history of the shrine.

Producers:
Dan Tierney
Peter Everett

Series producer:
Amanda Hancox.

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44 minutes

Chapters

  • Pope In Lesbos

    William hears reaction to Pope Francis' visit to Lesbos

    Duration: 08:53

  • Religion in Scotland

    Liz Leonard examines the current religious landscape of Scotland

    Duration: 07:08

  • Ahmadis

    What is it like to live in Britain as a member of the persecuted Ahmadi Muslim sect?

    Duration: 05:40

  • Holy Sepulchre

    Renovations are to begin at a church in Jerusalem which many regard as the tomb of Jesus

    Duration: 05:16

  • Shakespeare

    Trevor Barnes reports on the religion of Shakespeare's England

    Duration: 07:53

  • What Muslims Really Think

    A Channel 4 documentary "What British Muslims really think" has been heavily criticised

    Duration: 07:40

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