Killing in the Name of God: Addressing Religiously Inspired Violence
Robin Gill explores religiously inspired violence drawing on research into public attitudes on the topic. (2018)
In the 18th episode of The Sacred, Elizabeth Oldfield speaks to American journalist, author, and entrepreneur, Krista Tippett. 04/07/18
Krista Tippett is an American journalist, author, and entrepreneur. She created and hosts the public radio program and podcast On Being, a podcast about spirituality, politics, ethics and faith. In 2014, she was awarded the National Humanities Medal by President Barack Obama.
In this episode, Krista talks about growing up in a faith community in Oklahoma, her time as a journalist working in East Germany, and the genesis of On Being as a public radio programme. She also talks about the ways in which civil dialogue could be improved, and the power of listening, even to those with whom you deeply disagree.
This episode also features a conversation with Theos’ director of research Nick Spencer, who talks about “The Inner Level” by Kate Pickett and Richard Wilkinson. The follow up to “The Spirit Level”, the book argues that societies that are more equal perform better at every level of life.
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 18 July 2018
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In the 17th episode of The Sacred, Elizabeth Oldfield speaks to sociologist & leader of the Understanding Unbelief programme Lois Lee. 04/07/18Podcast
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