Al Manaar Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre, Grenfell, and mosques in Britain today
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In the 49th episode of The Sacred, Elizabeth Oldfield speaks to DPhil researcher at the University of Oxford and Head of Content at the School of Life Sarah Stein Lubrano. 02/10/2019
Sarah is a DPhil researcher in the Department of Politics in Oxford and the Head of Content at The School of Life. The School of Life, founded by philosopher Alain de Botton, describes itself as a global organisation helping people lead more fulfilled lives. Sarah helped build their 4.5 million subscriber YouTube channel and designs and delivers a range of courses on emotional intelligence related subjects.
In this episode she talks about atheism and Judaism, her sacred value of learning through love, and how cognitive dissonance drives division in our public debates. Elizabeth and Sarah also discuss their unconventional sexual choices (waiting to have sex until marriage and polyamory respectively) and how difficult they are to talk about well in public.
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 2 October 2019
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