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

Amongst those taking part are Jonathan Bartley from Ekkelsia; the Reform Rabbi, Laura Janner-Klausner; Abihjit Pandya from the LSE; the businesswoman, Christine Brown-Quinn; Charles Foster, medical law barrister; the geneticist, Aarathi Prasad; the former Lib-Dem 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.

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1 hour

Last on

Sun 6 Jan 2013 10:00

The Big Questions featured in this episode

Is the Pope right to condemn capitalism?

Should children be created without fathers?

And, can the Holy Spirit move you?

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Role Contributor
PresenterNicky Campbell
ParticipantLaura Janner-Klausner
DirectorRob Hopkin

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