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The Sacred is a podcast about the things we cherish and hold dear to us. In episode 2, we speak to Pippa Evans, co–founder of the Sunday Assembly, the so–called ‘atheist church’.
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In the second episode of The Sacred, Elizabeth Oldfield talks to comedian, writer and co–founder of the Sunday Assembly, Pippa Evans. Pippa is a regular on BBC radio 4 and has written and presented series for other broadcasters and networks.
The Sunday Assembly was dubbed the “atheist church” on its inception. The organisation has grown to become a global movement for people who value faith and spirituality, in spite of not identifying as ‘religious’.
This episode also features an interview with Theos researcher Simon Perfect, on his research about free speech and university campuses.
The Sacred is produced by Hussein Kesvani and No Country media.
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 11 December 2017
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