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Faith and Fashion, the Death of Dr James Cone, Direct Funerals

The controversial Cardinal, politics and prayer at the White House and the role of the church and religious organisations in delivering affordable food to those in need.

The supply of emergency food to people in the UK has hit record levels. Kevin Bocquet looks at new initiatives faith based organisations have set up to help those in need.

The Met's highly anticipated exhibition Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination, opens in New York this week. Vatican vestments and accessories spanning 15 papacies alongside items from some of the biggest designers in the world will be on display. Professor of Art History, Anne Higonnet, talks to William Crawley about what to expect.

Rev. Dr. James H. Cone, a central figure in the development of Black liberation theology will be buried in New York on Monday. Prof Robert Beckford of Canterbury Christchurch University talks to William about Cone's legacy.

Cardinal George Pell, Australia's most well known religious figure is facing trials on historical sexual assault charges. He has strongly denied any wrong doing. Phil Mercer profiles this controversial Vatican priest.

For the last two years the Church of England has thrown its weight behind Thy Kingdom Come , a global prayer movement, which invites Christians around the world to pray between Ascension and Pentecost for more people to come to know Jesus Christ. Canon Angela Tilby discusses with the Rev Barry Hill, an advisor to Thy Kingdom Come, how the Church should talk about the Christian faith.

The US House of Representatives chaplain, Father Patrick Conroy, has rescinded his resignation after it's claimed the House Speaker Paul Ryan's asked him to step down. William talks to journalist, Sarah Posner about what's going on behind the scenes.

And why are direct cremations at which no mourners are present becoming popular?

PRODUCERS:
Rajeev Gupta
Louise Clarke-Rowbotham
Series Producer: Amanda Hancox.

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