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The Sacred is a podcast about the things we cherish and hold dear to us. In episode 5, we speak to Giles Fraser, an Anglican priest, columnist, author, and broadcaster.
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In the fifth episode of The Sacred, Elizabeth Oldfield speaks to Giles Fraser, an Anglican priest, a columnist, author, and broadcaster.
Giles writes a frequent column in the Guardian called ‘Loose Canon’, dealing with issues around faith, spirituality and progressive politics. He is also a panellist on BBC Radio 4’s ‘Moral Maze’ and has contributed to ‘Thought for the Day’.
Elizabeth speaks to Giles about growing up with a Jewish identity, how bullying during his childhood shaped his view of the world, and how he thinks people with opposing views and perspectives could communicate with each other better. He also talks about his controversial decision to vote and defend Brexit – one of the few public left wing intellectuals to have done so.
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 17 January 2018
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