Main content

Art in a Sacred Space, The Business of Ramadan, Alfie Evans

Sunday morning religious news and current affairs programme. An exhibition which combines art and history to examine the legacy of war has opened in Lichfield Cathedral.

An exhibition which combines art and history to examine the legacy of war has just opened in Lichfield Cathedral. Entitled Consequence of War, it features works by Henry Moore and Graham Sutherland as well as more modern installations by the cathedral's artist in residence. Bob Walker went to Lichfield to meet those behind the project.

Historian Francis Young talks about his new book: "Edmund - In Search of England's Lost King"

Caroline Farrow talks to Edward about the support she has been giving to the parents of Alfie Evans. Whilst Professor Dominic Wilkinson and Professor Raanan Gillon discuss the moral dilemma of families and doctors face.

A Turkish court has ruled to keep an American Christian pastor in custody, after his trial opened in a case that has raised tensions between Turkey and the United States. Dorian Jones tells us about the case and political fallout it's causing between the two countries.

Christian Aid Week, the charity's biggest fundraiser focuses on Haiti this year. Prospery Raymond, Christian Aid's Haiti country manager is meeting supporters and speaking at churches. It's the first time he's been in the UK since the Oxfam charity workers scandal. He speaks to Edward about how this has affected their work on the ground in Haiti.

Ramadan starts in a few weeks (15th May) and already preparations are underway for the 30 days of fasting and feasting. A new report out this week says the period of Ramadan is not just an important spiritual time for British Muslims but businesses too. Edward speaks to Shelina Janmohamed about the commercialisation of Ramadan.

Producers: Amanda Hancox
Louise Clarke-Rowbotham.

Available now

44 minutes