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The Sacred #25: Chine McDonald

The Sacred #25: Chine McDonald

In the 25th episode of The Sacred, Elizabeth Oldfield talks to Chine McDonald, who leads Media, PR & Content at Christian Aid. 01/11/2018

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Chine McDonald is the media and PR lead for Christian Aid, one of the world’s largest and best known non profit organisations. She was previously director of communications & membership for the Evangelical Alliance, overseeing the editorial and fundraising teams, as well as the team that looks after 3,600 church and 600 organisation members. She read theology at Cambridge University, where she was also news editor of the university newspaper Varsity.

In this episode, Chine talks about growing up in Lagos, Nigeria before moving to South London, her experiences growing up with faith in her household, and how she navigated that faith when attending university. She also talks about how race and gender are essential parts of any discussion around common values, and how “opting out of identity politics” is much easier said than done, especially if you are a woman of colour.

This podcast is a project of Theos Think Tank (@theosthinktank) and is hosted by Elizabeth Oldfield (@theoselizabeth).

The Sacred is produced by Hussein Kesvani and No Country Media.

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Elizabeth Oldfield

Elizabeth Oldfield

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 1 November 2018


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