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Rose Hudson-Wilkin; Anti-Semitism and Non-Religious Assemblies

Emily Buchanan brings you news and analysis of the religious, moral and ethical stories of the week.

This week the Rt Rev Dr Rose Hudson-Wilkin became the first black woman to be consecrated a bishop in the Church of England. The former chaplain to the speaker of the House of Commons joins Emily Buchannan.

A new report released by the Church of England paints a damning picture of the Church's record on anti-Semitism. The report urges Christians to not only be repentant for the “sins of the past” against Jews, but also to challenge active attitudes and stereotypes. We hear from the Bishop of Coventry, Dr Christopher Cocksworth and Dayan Ivan Binstock, Senior Rabbi at St John's Wood Synagogue.

As the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong continue, theologian Dr Krish Kandiah has been speaking to Joshua Wong, the secretary-general of pro-democracy party Demosisto about his faith and the tactics of the protest movement.

A row has broken out after some members of Churches Together England blocked a Quaker who is in a same sex marriage from becoming a president of the organisation. Emily speaks to Quaker Hannah Brock Womack and the Revd Dr Paul Goodliffe from CTE.

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