Should Christians join the military? Are Christian pacifists naively avoiding reality? Symon’s faith inspires him to campaign against militarism; Mike’s faith motivates his ministry as a Chaplain in the RAF. This upbeat and frank discussion will explore why they differ, and what common ground they have.
Mike Elliot is the senior chaplain at RAF Cottesmore, and a member of the Council for Christian Approaches to Defence and Disarmament. He has recently returned from Afghanistan. Symon Hill is a Quaker Christian, activist, trainer and writer. He is a news editor for The Friend, an associate director of the Ekklesia thinktank, and also tutors in practical theology. Saturday 11.30 Sovereign Lounge