Al Manaar Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre, Grenfell, and mosques in Britain today
This report looks at Al Manaar’s response to Grenfell, in the light of wider questions pertaining to the Muslim presence in contemporary public life.
In the 46th episode of The Sacred, Elizabeth Oldfield talks to journalist, actor, presenter and author Rhik Samadder. 21/08/2019
Rhik Samadder rose to public prominence writing ‘Inspect a gadget,’ the weekly kitchen gadget column with a cult following in The Guardian. Rhik now writes weekly about wellness trends. He is also the author of ‘I Never Said I Loved You,’ a memoir about depression published in August 2019 which made The Sunday Times Bestsellers.
In this episode he talks about the impact of childhood racism, taking a non–traditional path into journalism and the pain and privilege of writing about mental health.
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 21 August 2019
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