Science and Religion: the perils of misperception
This report gathers over ten years of polling data to give the fullest picture yet of the science and religion landscape in the UK. (2019)
In the 43rd episode of The Sacred, Elizabeth Oldfield talks to the poet, theologian and peace maker, Pádraig Ó Tuama. 10/07/2019
Pádraig Ó Tuama is a poet, theologian and peace maker. Until recently he was the leader of the Corrymeela community, which is Ireland’s oldest peace and reconciliation organisation. They describe themselves as ‘people who seek to engage with the differences of our world… people who disagree with each other on matters of religion, politics and economics and people who wish to name our own complicity in the fractures that damage our societies.’
In this episode he spoke about his sacred values of language and encounter, why poetry can help us build our understanding, what keeps him coming back to the story of faith, and how much he loves it when people do unexpected things in situations of conflict.
This podcast is a project of Theos Think Tank (@theosthinktank) and is hosted by Elizabeth Oldfield (@theoselizabeth).
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 10 July 2019
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