Sunday morning gets lively

By Press Office
November 7, 2010

Ekklesia's Jonathan Bartley will be a panelist on the BBC1 Sunday Morning Live television programme today (7 November 2010) at 10am - discussing strikes, allegations that the church is under threat, and the debate around poppy-wearing.

The programme's own prospectus for the discussions is as follows:

As firefighters, tube drivers and journalists go on strike this week - are they holding the public hostage, or just protecting their own jobs and our services. Is it wrong to strike?

As a bishop claims the church is as much under threat today and Britain was in 1939, we ask is he right - or is it nonsense. Are Christians being persecuted? Alison Ruoff from the General Synod will say Christians rights are under attack.

And as many of us are wearing poppies in preparation for Remembrance Sunday to commemorate our glorious dead, should we be? Is wearing a poppy just paying respect to those who fought for the UK or does it validate the wars being fought in our name? Does wearing the poppy glorify war?

What do you think - take part by webcam/phone/email/twitter or facebook. Take part live at 10am on Sunday. @bbcsml #bbcsml

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