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The Sacred #6: Benjamin Ramm

The Sacred #6: Benjamin Ramm

The Sacred is a podcast about the things we cherish and hold dear to us. In episode 6, we speak to Benjamin Ramm, writer, broadcaster and journalist.

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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.

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Elizabeth Oldfield

Elizabeth Oldfield

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.

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Posted 30 January 2018

Atheism, Faith, Liberalism, Morality/Ethics


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