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Inspirational Breakfast

Monday 8th September 2014 - 07:00 am

UN officials have announced they will investigate atrocities in Iraq. It's after persistent reports that Islamic State fighters have carried out "acts of inhumanity on an unimaginable scale". They including beheadings, forced conversions, slavery and sexual abuse. Katie Harrison, Head of Media at Christian charity Tearfund, has just returned from Iraq and will be joining John Pantry to review the papers and tell us about her recent trip. 

Plus the Bishop of Durham, Paul Butler, will be chatting to us. He's the Chair of the Churches National safeguarding committee and next week he'll be speaking at a Safeguarding Conference hosted by the Churches' Child Protection Advisory Service's - the leading Christian safeguarding charity in the UK. This comes in the wake of the alleged child abuse and cover up in Westminster in the 1970s and 80s, the Rotherham sex abuse scandal and countless stories of celebrity child molestation and clerical abuse. We'll be asking him does this country have a problem with sex abuse? 

And John Pantry will also be catching up with best-selling Christian author Philip Yancey. He asks 'why has Christianity lost its attraction in our modern society?'.

Psalm 98; Acts 8: 26 - end

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