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Episode 8

Episode 8 of 20

Naga Munchetty and guests discuss the moral issues of the day. Should it be made easier for young Muslims who leave to join so-called Islamic State to return and reform in the UK?

A schoolgirl who went to join Islamic State in Syria when she was 16 is now feared dead by her family. It has been reported that Kadiza Sultana from east London wanted to come home. Her two friends, aged 15 when they left the UK, are still there along with - it is estimated - hundreds of other radicalised young Muslims. Should they be encouraged to come home and have a chance of rehabilitation? Should it be made easier for people to return from Syria?

Catholic Bishop Edward Daly died on the 8 July, aged 82. He will forever be remembered for an iconic image when he was photographed waving a white handkerchief as he escorted people carrying a dying teenager during what became known as Bloody Sunday when 13 people were dead shot by British soldiers during a civil rights protest in Londonderry in 1972. More than a thousand people attended Bishop Daly's funeral in Derry and he has been variously described as a 'walking saint' and 'the people's bishop'. But do religious leaders today have the same impact? Do modern religious leaders have any influence?

The £89 million price tag of Manchester United's new signing Paul Pogba has been deemed a watershed moment for football. Critics have branded the money exchanged as 'completely crazy', while others believe the player's arrival at United will be hugely positive for the club. But with such astronomical figures so far removed from the average supporter's pocket, does football promote greed? Joining the panel is ex-captain of the Welsh Football team and former chairman of the Professional Footballers' Association Barry Horne.

Singer Tony Christie talks to Hardeep Singh Kohli about his career and why he believes in angels.

And there is a special performance by the Games Maker Choir which is formed of volunteers from the 2012 London Olympics who wanted to keep their team spirit alive in song. They perform Snow Patrol's Run.

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A schoolgirl who went to join so called Islamic State in Syria when she was 16 is now feared dead by her family. It's reported that Kadiza Sultana from east London wanted to come home. Her two friends, aged 15 when they left the UK, are still there, along with - it's estimated - hundreds of other radicalised young Muslims. Should they be encouraged to come home and have a chance of rehabilitation? We discuss: Should we make it easier for people to return from Syria? Joining the panel to discuss this issue with Naga Munchetty are: Ajmal Masroor - Imam and commentator; Nick Ferrari, broadcaster; Owen Jones, journalist; and Kiran Bali, CEO of United Religions Initiative.

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Does football promote greed? The £89 million price tag of Manchester United's signing Paul Pogba has been deemed a watershed moment for football. Critics such as Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger have branded the money exchanged in the Pogba purchase as "completely crazy", while others believe the player's arrival at United will be the start of a new surge of foreign superstars signing for Premier League teams, which will benefit the game here. But with such astronomical figures so far removed from the average supporter's pocket, is football more about greed and less about grassroots?
Joining the panel - former Professional Footballers' Association chairman Barry Horne.

Catholic Bishop Edward Daly died on Monday, aged 82. He will forever be remembered for an iconic image when he was photographed waving a white handkerchief as he escorted people carrying a dying teenager during what became known as Bloody Sunday. That's when 13 people were shot dead by British soldiers during a civil rights protest in Londonderry in 1972. Consecrated Bishop Daly two years later, went on to play a major role in the civic and religious landscape of Northern Ireland, condemning violence and working hard to bring communities together. More than a thousand people attended Bishop Daly's funeral in Derry and this week he was variously described as a "walking saint" and "the people's bishop". He was never afraid to speak his mind and was hugely influential, but do religious leaders of today have the same impact?  We ask: Do modern religious leaders have any influence?

Plus, Tony Christie - the singer who's still trying to find the way to Amarillo talks to Hardeep Singh Kohli about his career and why he believes in angels. And, there's a special performance by the Games Maker Choir. They're former volunteers in the 2012 London Olympics and formed such a bond that they wanted to keep that spirit alive in song. They sing Snow Patrol's 'Run' for Sunday Morning Live.

 

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Role Contributor
Presenter Naga Munchetty
Editor Dave Stanford
Producer Muireann McGinty
Assistant Producer Sarah Carson
Participant Barry Horne
Interviewer Hardeep Singh Kohli
Interviewed Guest Tony Christie
Performer The Games Maker Choir

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