'The Big Questions' tackles paternity, capitalism and the Holy Spirit

By Press Office
January 5, 2013

The first episode of twelve in series six of 'The Big Questions', the BBC's Sunday morning religion and ethics TV programme, was broadcast yesterday morning (6 January 2013) on BBC1 at 10.00am. Ekklesia's Jonathan Bartley was part of their line-up. It can be viewed on iPlayer.

Nicky Campbell presented 'The Big Questions' from the Harris Academy in Peckham, south London. He asked: Is the Pope right to condemn capitalism?; Should children be created without fathers?; and can the Holy Spirit move you?

Among those taking part, in addition to Jonathan Bartley from Ekkelsia were the Reform Rabbi, Laura Janner-Klausner; Abihjit Pandya from the London School of Economics; the businesswoman, Christine Brown-Quinn; Charles Foster, medical law barrister; the geneticist, Aarathi Prasad; the secularist and former Liberal Democrat MP, Dr Evan Harris; Dr Trevor Stammers, medical and bioethicist from St Mary's University College, London; Natalie Drew from the Gay Family Web Fertility Centre; Pastor Clement Okusi from Potters House Pentecostal Church; Michelle Moran from Catholic Charismatic Renewal; Jeremy Carrette, author of Selling Spirituality: The Silent Takeover of Religion; and Abdulla Al Andalusi from Muslim Debate Initiative.

* More on the programme here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b007zpll

* 'The Big Questions' is available to watch this week on BBC iPlayer for those living in the UK.

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