London is bucking nationwide trends and becoming more religious. This research project seeks to map and analyse this phenomenon. (Upcoming)
In the 45th episode of The Sacred, Elizabeth Oldfield talks to the former Cabinet minister, Douglas Alexander. 07/08/2019
Douglas Alexander served as an MP for 18 years and spent 9 years in government under Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, holding a range of cabinet positions and serving as UK Governor to the World Bank. He’s now a Senior Fellow at Harvard University and Chair of Trustees at Unicef.
In this episode, he talks about his Church of Scotland faith, joining the Labour party in his early teens, why he doesn’t miss the House of Commons chamber and what economics could do to help with our politics of anger.
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, and writing in The Financial Times.
Posted 7 August 2019
See other recent events and articles
Theos will be hosting a discussion with Tom McLeish and Alison Milbank on the intellectual division between the sciences and the arts.Book Tickets
Hannah Rich recounts a visit to West Yorkshire where she is reminded of the importance of fun in the work of the church. 01/08/2019In Brief
Theos researches and investigates the intersection of religion, politics and society in the contemporary world.