Religion in Public Life: Levelling the Ground
In this report, sociologist Grace Davie explores religion’s renewed visibility in public life, asking why we have got here and what the future holds.
A podcast about the things we hold sacred, and how to talk to people different from ourselves.
The Sacred is a podcast about our deepest values, the stories that shape us and how we can build empathy and understanding between people who are very different.
Each episode features a conversation with someone who has a public voice, from academics to journalists, playwrights and to politicians. We ask them where they have come from, what they are trying to do, and what might help heal our very deeply divided public conversations.
Previous guests include Richard Ayoade and Lydia Fox, David Baddiel, Rainn Wilson, Sally Phillips, Tom Holland and many others.
The Sacred is hosted by Elizabeth Oldfield, director of Theos think tank.
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Elizabeth is host of The Sacred podcast. She was Theos’ Director from August 2011 – July 2021. She appears regularly in the media, including BBC One, Sky News, and the World Service, and writing in The Financial Times.
Posted 6 December 2017
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