People, Place, and Purpose: Churches and Neighbourhood Resilience
Paul Bickley explores the role of churches in building neighbourhood resilience – helping them overcome challenge and disruptive change. (2018)
In the 26th episode of The Sacred, Elizabeth Oldfield talks to American historian, author and lecturer, Seth Anziska. 14/11/2018
Dr Seth Anziska an American historian living in London. He is the Mohamed S. Farsi–Polonsky Lecturer in Jewish–Muslim Relations at University College London and a visiting fellow at the U.S./Middle East Project. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, Foreign Policy, and Haaretz, and he is the author of Preventing Palestine: A Political History from Camp David to Oslo
In this episode, Seth talks about his orthodox Jewish upbringing, the role of historical records in understanding ourselves, and why powerless populations often lose access to their past through lack of archives or reliance on oral history. He discusses why he resists commenting on every controversy, the “noble dream” of objectivity, and why he is an academic willing to be open about his personal story.
The Sacred is produced by Hussein Kesvani and No Country Media.
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.
Posted 14 November 2018
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