Rita Lobo, is joined by Steve Newcomb, from the indigenous law institute to discuss the current situation at the Standing Rock reservation in North Dakota. Plans to build a pipe line through the reservation have been heavily disrupted by protesters looking to protect the sacred land of the Sioux people.
The World This Week is with Sophie Pornshlegel, a French National and political commentator, talking about the atrocity in Nice, and Ashley Townshend, research fellow at the University of Sydney on the South China Sea dispute.
Questions of Faith with Rita Lobo and Marc Shoffman May 29 2016
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From house prices to Help to Buy, the property market is a key economic, political and social issue. But is it a religious one as well? Rita spoke to Alastair Murray, director of projects for Housing Justice, June Morton, chief executive of Jewish social housing group JLiving,
In this episode of The World This Week, Rita teams up with Mashable to investigate what's behind this week's spurt of ShareHold-er ECO Activism with science editor, Andrew Freedman. Fiona Norman speaks to Greek financial crisis expert, Thanos Dimadis, to find out how unlocking a €10.3bn bail out loan will help in easing the countries financial debt pile. We look at why tech companies are in the top five list in the world with the most cash in the bank, and how the value of sterling has been extremely volatile this year and what link this may have with Brexit fears.
From Libya to Daesh, and the debate over the future of Trident, there always seems to be money for war. But are there better ways to spend it? Marc Shoffman speaks to Andrew Smith, from the Campaign Against Arms Trade, looks at whether action against military spending is necessary, while Shuaghan Dolan, from Conscience, explores how the government could deal with global issues such as Isis. Reverend Mark Woods, contributing editor of Christian Today, also explains whether you are pacifist if you are religious.
According to a recent research by the Pew Research Center being an atheist remains one of the biggest liabilities that a presidential candidate can have. Half of American adults say they would be less likely to vote for a hypothetical presidential candidate who does not believe in God. So how big an issue is religion when it comes to choosing a Presidential candidate? Marc Shoffman is joined in the studio by Christian author Steven Sylvester, Chartered Psychologist and Author of DETOX YOUR EGO, and Ben Ryan, from Christian think tank Theos, over the phone.
The World This Week with Pascale Davies - April 3rd
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The World This Week with Pascale Davies. This week we find out about the problems with the EU migrant deal with Turkey, by talking to Oz Ketaji, project coordinator for Help Refugees in Lesbos, A troubled Brazil calling for the resignation of president Dilma Rousseff and Fiona Norman talks to Mustafa Qadri from Amnesty Internatioal on their new report "The ugly side of the beautiful game" in light of the alleged human rights abuses coming from the Qatar world cup.
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Marc Shoffman discusses with Joanna Hayward, from Christian Aid, and Sadequa Hassan, Project Manager Amar Desh Amar Gram from Bangladesh on social impact investing. Together they look at ACRE- access to capital for rural enterprises and how to invest money for good causes.
Rita Lobo discovers how church groups are working together to tackle the lack of shortage of homes in London. Reverend Graham Hunter of the Citizens UK charity, explains how they have written a housing manifesto ahead of the Mayoral elections, and Michael Robson, chief executive of Andrews Estate Agents, are supporting a social impact project, Project 70, to solve this growing issue.
Marc Shoffman discusses the topic of debt with Senior Network Coordinator for the Church Credit Champions, David Barclay, and Andy Burns, from organisation Capital Mass. He looks at the different ways small communities take on the challenge to campaign against poverty and inequality.