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In the sixth episode of The Sacred, Elizabeth Oldfield speaks to Benjamin Ramm, writer, broadcaster and journalist. He has produced work for the BBC, The New York Times and OpenDemocracy. He also used to edit ‘The Liberal’ magazine.
Elizabeth talks to Benjamin about his identity as a ‘non–religious, atheist Jew’ who loves to go to Russian Orthodox mass, his religious and spiritual upbringing, and why he thinks poetry might provide a pathway for some who don’t identify as religious, but believe in the value of faith. They also speak about the crisis and challenges of contemporary liberalism, and how his vision of a liberal future differs from that of previous guest of the show, Tim Farron.
The Sacred is produced by Hussein Kesvani and No Country Media.
Elizabeth is Theos’ Director. She appears regularly in the media, including BBC One, Sky News, and the World Service, writing in The Financial Times and delivering Thought for the Day on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme.
Posted 30 January 2018
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