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The Sacred #17: Lois Lee

The Sacred #17: Lois Lee

The Sacred is a podcast about the things we cherish and hold dear to us. In episode 17, we speak to Lois Lee, sociologist & leader of the Understanding Unbelief Programme.

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Dr Lois Lee is Research Fellow in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Kent. She is a sociologist whose work focuses on the empirical study of nonreligion and atheism and, more widely, on the theory and study of culturally diverse and differentiated societies. Lois is founding director of the Nonreligion and Secularity Research Network and co–edits the journal Secularism and Nonreligion.

In this episode, Lois talks about what its like to study Nonreligion as an academic term, the differences it has from atheism, and how, despite being nonreligious, she has still learnt a great deal from religious communities.

This episode also features an interview with Theos researcher Ben Ryan on migration and the role religious groups are playing in refugee aid and resettlement. 

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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 5 July 2018

Atheism, Communities, Education, Faith, Religious Education


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