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World Youth Day, Erik Satie, Life after ebola

Edward Stourton looks at Catholic Tim Kaine, Hillary Clinton's running mate. Plus the Pope is in Poland for World Youth day and the spiritual life of composer Erik Satie.

Last week, Edward Stourton profiled evangelical Christian Mike Pence who is Donald Trump's running mate. This week he takes a look at Catholic Tim Kaine, the man on Hillary Clinton's ticket. Journalist Jay Michaelson describes how Senator Kaine's faith has shaped his politics.

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen of being behind the failed uprising. Philip Kemp reports on the abuse that his followers in the UK are now suffering.

The president of the Atheist's Foundation of Australia - Kylie Sturgess - explains why she is encouraging people not to write 'Jedi' on the upcoming Australian census.

Live from the Living Islam Festival, Rabbi Laura Janner Klausner, Senior Rabbi to the Movement for Reform Judaism, and Sughra Ahmed,Chair of the Islamic Society of Britain, debate whether or not Christianity deserves its place as the state religion.

Two years after Ebola was declared an emergency in Liberia, Chloe Brett the Director of Street Child has just returned from Monrovia where she reports on the impact the disease has had on children there.

Actor and Erik Satie fan Alistair McGowan talks about how this eccentric French composer expressed his faith. He is joined by Dr Caroline Potter, author of 'Erik Satie and His Music'. Alistair McGowan is presenting a special Prom on Monday to mark the 150th anniversary of Satie's birth.

Father Christopher Jamison, Director of the National Office for Vocation, joins Edward live from Krakow to talk about World Youth Day, the Pope's recent comments and church security in the light of events earlier this week in Rouen.

Producers: Helen Lee & Peter Everett
Series Producer: Amanda Hancox.

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44 minutes

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  • Kaine and Clinton

    Journalist Jay Michaelson describes how Senator Kaine's faith has shaped his politics.

    Duration: 05:54

  • Turkey

    Turkey's President has accused cleric Fethullah Gulen of being behind the failed uprising.

    Duration: 06:34

  • Jedi

    The Atheist's Foundation of Australia is asking people not to write 'Jedi' on the census.

    Duration: 04:41

  • Street Child

    Chloe Brett reports on the impact Ebola has had on street children in Monrovia, Liberia.

    Duration: 04:38

  • Erik Satie

    Erik Satie fan Alistair McGowan talks about how the French composer expressed his faith

    Duration: 05:11

  • Living Islam

    A debate on whether or not Christianity deserves its place as the state religion

    Duration: 07:57

  • World Youth Day

    Father Christopher Jamison joins Edward live from Krakow to talk about World Youth Day.

    Duration: 06:58

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