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Provocative weekly debate on moral, religious and ethical issues. From BBC Radio Ulster
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Rev Prof Laurence Kirkpatrick

April 14, 2019 - 11:00
Rev Prof Laurence Kirkpatrick on why he was sacked from Union Theological College Belfast

The Ordinariness of Addiction

April 7, 2019 - 11:14
What makes us addicts? Is it genetic or is addiction caused by life's experiences?

Do OAPs Have Total Autonomy Over Their Lives?

March 31, 2019 - 11:28
From Silver Splitters looking for new love to sexual relations in care homes - does society try to police the morals of the older generation?

Assisted Dying

March 24, 2019 - 11:00
Is the medical world slowly but surely evolving towards supporting a change to the law?

Should Life Mean Life?

March 17, 2019 - 11:08
Should life mean life for those convicted of the most heinous crimes or does every prisoner deserve a second chance? Presenter Will Leitch in conversation with criminology expert Dr Jonny Byrne, the economist and commentator Dr Esmond Birnie and the commentator and Magistrate Patricia MacBride.

Derry Girls and degrees of religious difference - myth or reality?

March 10, 2019 - 11:22
Do Catholics and Protestants really think and feel differently about everyday life? This week brought the return of Derry Girls to our TV screens and with it the immortal lines "Protestants don't like Abba" and 'Catholics love statues" - among many other laugh out loud possibly true or false observations. Perhaps the fact that so many people did laugh meant the writer was on to something! Could it be that there's many a true thing said in jest? Do we need to recognise difference, maybe even celebrate it?

Time to Go

March 3, 2019 - 11:32
When Guy Kennaway's 88-year-old mum, Susie, asked him to buy her heroin to end her life it sparked a conversation between mother and son, who did not always have an easy relationship.

Organ Donation - A Moral Imperative?

February 24, 2019 - 10:59
Is it immoral not to be an organ donor? Also, Sara Cook on women mediators.

Doomed from the start?

February 17, 2019 - 10:55
Sir Harry Burns on how childhood traumas can affect us from cradle to grave

Unconscious Bias

February 10, 2019 - 11:00
Is it healthier to acknowledge our biases rather than pretend they don't exist?

Normal today, embarrassing tomorrow?

February 3, 2019 - 10:54
How will the values of 2019 be perceived in 2100?

The Ethics of Eating

January 13, 2019 - 10:46
Should we give up eating and wearing animal products and become vegan?

The Churches and the challenges they face in 2019

January 6, 2019 - 11:09
The challenges facing the four main Churches in N. Ireland in 2019

Once a Year Christians?

December 30, 2018 - 10:00
What can be done to attract more people to church once the Christmas rush is over?