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Grace Olmstead on rootedness, conservatism and what a consistent life ethic looks like

Grace Olmstead on rootedness, conservatism and what a consistent life ethic looks like

Elizabeth Oldfield speaks to American journalist Grace Olmstead. 05/05/2021

Grace is an American journalist. She has written for the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, the American Conservative among many others, and usually with a family or a farming focus. She has recently written a book called ‘Uprooted’ which explores the effects of the rural brain drain on farming communities, the huge ecological problems that global agri–business brings and questions in a very personal way whether our association of success with cosmopolitan mobility is problematic for our communities.  

In this episode she speaks about her personal wrestle with leaving her rural community, having a consistent pro–life ethic, and why she no longer feels at home in conservatism.   


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Elizabeth Oldfield

Elizabeth Oldfield

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.

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Posted 5 May 2021

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