Have businesses lost their moral compass? Nick ponders this with Charles Wookey, CEO of the Blueprint for Business organisation. He also talks to Ben Chu of the Independent about executive pay levels when business is going badly, and about Instanity, a phenomenon identified by expenses management company Concur, affecting those living in the so-called On the Go Economy.
Charles Wookey, Ben Chu, Chris Baker, Jimmy Gordon
Questions of Faith: Conscientious objection to military spending
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From Chilcot to Trident, there's plenty of conflict being discussed in the corridors of parliament. But some Christians are against nuclear weapons and support for Trident and others want to stop our taxes being used to fund defence and wars. Labour MP Ruth Cadbury will introduce a bill under the ten minute rule in Parliament to allow taxpayers to conscientiously object to their money being spent on the military. In this episode of Questions of Faith, Marc Shoffman speaks to the Brentford and Isleworth MP.
Marc Shoffman looks at the reports of hate crime in the aftermath of the EU Referendum. Rita Lobo speaks to Imam Qari Asim, Imam at Leeds Mosque and Editor of Imams Online, on the rise in Islamophobia in recent days and what should be done to tackle this issue. Marc Shoffman speaks to Dr Kirsten Johnson, of the Liberal Democrat Christian Forum and supporter of Christians Stronger in Europe, about what this event means to her as a Christian. Christian author, Symon Hill, analyses the concept of the 'neighbour' in the Bible and how they apply to these difficult times.
European Union leaders last night warned that the UK must honour the principle of free movement of people if it wants to retain access to the single market after it leaves the bloc. French and German leaders made clear that this was non-negotiable and the UK couldn't pick and choose. Immigration to the UK, particularly from poorer EU countries, was a key issue in the referendum campaign. So what would Brexit actually mean for immigration?
All religions would say they welcome anyone who wants to worship. But there can be a lot of challenges, such as access to old religious buildings if you are in a wheelchair, or being able to read the small print of a bible if you are visually impaired. Marc Shoffman looks at the theological teachings behind disability with Naomi Lawson Jacobs, who is researching Disability and Christianity for a PHD. Reverend Bill Braviner and Dave Lucas, both from Disability and Jesus, and Dr Zachariah Duke, Academic Assistant to the Dean Lecturer in Theology and Biblical Studies at the Broken Bay Institute, speak to Marc ahead of Living Fully, a conference in Rome this week that looks at disability and religion.
Naomi Lawson Jacobs, Dr Zachariah Duke, Bill Braviner, Dave Lucas
Marc Shoffman speaks to Dr Keith Kahn Harris, Lecturer at Leo Baeck College and Director of the European Jewish Research Archive at the Institute for Jewish Policy Research, about anti-Semitism and how it can be tackled. Jeremy Newmark, of Jewish Labour Movement, explains why there have been so many incidents of anti-Semitism in the Labour Party.
How does religion fit in the EU Referendum? Lord William Wallace, from Christians for Europe, and Adrian Hilton, Co-chair of Christians for Britain, join Marc Shoffman to discuss what role faith should play throughout the campaign. How big a factor should Christianity play when people come to vote?
A survey by the government found that 45% of people over 45 knew nothing about a lasting power of attorney and, when they were told about what it was, over 60% said they weren't interested in setting one up. An ongoing power of attorney lets you manage someone else's money when they're unable to do so. What can you do if your elderly relative is struggling to manage their own money? What are the rules if you want to open an account for your child or grandchild? Sarah Pennells is joined by David Steele, Policy Manager of Financial Services at Age UK and George McNamara, Head of Policy at the Alzheimer's Society, to discuss these issues.
Its mental health week. Many people living with mental health issues fear talking about it in the workplace. But that can leave them without support and unprotected. Joining Georgie is Employment Lawyer Paula Chan from the law firm Slater and Gordon.
Marc Shoffman speaks to Carrie Pemberton Ford, Director of Research for Cambridge Centre for Applied Research in Human Trafficking, and Rabbi Lea Mühlstein of Jewish Social Justice campagn group, Tzelem. The guests discuss what each of their groups aim to raise awareness of human trafficking and ways in which it can be tackled.