Queen Emma's Bones; Ruth Hunt; Islamophobia

In her day, Queen Emma was a powerful political figure who married two successive Kings of England and was the mother of Edward the Confessor. Experts believe that they have found her bones in a mortuary chest at Winchester Cathedral. Replicas of those bones now form the centrepiece of a new exhibition exploring the relationship between monarchy, power and the church. Trevor Barnes has been to investigate.

Panorama presenter Jane Corbin discusses the suspension of The Bishop of Lincoln.

Two years after the Manchester Arena bomb took the lives of 22 people, David Walker - the Bishop of Manchester – talks about healing and remembrance in the city.

BBC White House correspondent Tara McKelvey discusses controversial new anti-abortion legislation in the US.

It is Stonewall’s 30th Birthday on 24th May. Its CEO Ruth Hunt talks about her faith and how the organisation is working towards greater inclusion for LGBT people in all religions.

The government’s rejection of a definition for ‘islamophobia’ this week prompted widespread criticism from the British Muslim community. But not all Muslims agree that the definition is a good idea. The journalist Yasmin Alibhai-Brown and Labour shadow immigration minister Afzal Khan discuss.

Helen Lee
Catherine Earlam

Amanda Hancox
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