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Rev Giles Fraser: Lost and found between Judaism and Christianity

The Profile

Journalist-priest Giles Fraser talks to Justin Brierley about his conversion, ministry, change of politics and new memoir ‘Chosen’ which tells the story of his spiral into depression after resigning from his ‘dream job’ at St Paul’s Cathedral, and how he found healing through reconnecting with his Jewish ancestry. Read this interview: https://www.premierchristianity.com/giles-fraser-how-the-journalist-priest-discovered-his-jewish-roots/5507.article For ‘Chosen’: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Chosen-Found-between-Christianity-Judaism/dp/0241003261 The Profile is brought to you in association with Premier Christianity magazine. Subscribe now for only £1


8 Oct 2021

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Giles Fraser and Amy-Jill Levine - Judaism & Christianity: Can we recover the Jewish Jesus?


Jesus was a Jew. But has Christianity become divorced from its Jewish roots? How should we understand the shared story and differences of these two great religious traditions?Journalist-priest Rev Giles Fraser who has been on a journey to rediscover his Jewish roots, interacts with Jewish scholar Prof Amy-Jill Levine, who has written extensively on the Jesus and Judaism.For bonus content, updates and more shows sign up at http://www.thebigconversation.show​​Take our survey! https://unbelievable.memberstar.club/page/60f7107b74743d67c0628bd0/pXyVuFor Giles Fraser: https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/213/213476/chosen/9780241003268.htmlFor Amy-Jill Levine: https://divinity.vanderbilt.edu/people/bio/amy-jill-levineThe Big Conversation is a video series from Unbelievable? featuring world-class thinkers across the religious and non-religious community. Exploring science, faith, philosophy and what it means to be human. The Big Conversation is produced by Premier in partnership with John Templeton Foundation. • For exclusive resources and to support us: USA http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Rest of the World: https://resources.premier.org.uk/supportunbelievable • For our regular Newsletter https://www.premier.org.uk/Unbelievablenewsletter • For more faith debates: http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable • Facebook https://www.facebook.com/UnbelievableJB • Twitter https://twitter.com/unbelievablejb • Insta https://www.instagram.com/justin.brierley

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23 Jul 2021

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11: Has the left abandoned solidarity?, with Giles Fraser

Culture Wars – with Andrew Doyle

Priest and polemicist Giles Fraser talks about his journey from revolutionary to parish priest, our human need for community, and why it’s dangerous to demonise our opponents. Support the show: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate-to-spiked/


11 Feb 2021

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Rev Dr Giles Fraser - The God Cast Interview episode 7

The God Cast

We do hope you are enjoying The God Cast interviews, this interview is with, Reverend Dr Giles Fraser who is a distinguished philosopher, respected broadcaster, and a dedicated servant of the Church of England. Well known for his liberal, compassionate and inclusive views, Giles has taken a thoughtful, principled and outspoken stand on many of the critical issues facing the Church today.Today Giles is the priest at St Mary’s, Newington, where he grapples with many practical concerns of poverty and hardship in his Parish, working with the Robes Project, for example, to tackle the problem of homelessness. His intelligent, enlightened, passionate opinions are in demand across the media. He is a regular contributor to Thought for the Day and The Moral Maze on BBC Radio 4, writes a column, Loose Canon, for The Guardian, and is on the editorial board of that newspaper. He is also a Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics. In this interview we discuss, lockdown, working at the Elephant & Castle, chils abuse scandal and his love of fine wine.


28 Oct 2020

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Giles Fraser

Rabbi Laura's Podcast

Giles gives his view on Cancel Culture and what he sees as a narrowing of our ability to engage in discourse."I'm very against Cancel Culture and I don't give a damn if people want to cancel me for that"


30 Sep 2020

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Quantum 79 - Includes..Auschwitz, Dolly Parton, Huawei, Giles Fraser, What is Woman?, Franklin Graham, March for Life, Paula White, Parsons and Bryant, Folau and Williams, Brexit

Quantum - The Wee Flea Podcast

1) Coronavirus – Hong Kong Stocks….and 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqVRcFQagtI 2) Dolly Parton – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7I_9MMcWvk 3) Huawei - https://mobile.twitter.com/daviddavismp https://www.theweek.co.uk/105416/huawei-verdict-the-risks-and-benefits-of-chinese-5g-tech?_mout=1&utm_campaign=theweekdaily_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter 4) BBC Radio Today – Tuesday at 7:45 – https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p081lnjs 5) Further down the Trans rabbit hole –   https://twitter.com/wnttgra/status/1222303519753019393?s=12 6)Franklin Graham – https://www.thenational.scot/news/18196626.sec-hydro-axes-event-controversial-us-preacher-franklin-graham/?ref=twtrec 7) Donald Trump – March for Life – perhaps from 3:30 …. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIKZvSRPoZo 8) Paula White– From one minute….https://twitter.com/costiwhinn/status/1221265664830164993?s=12 (9) Netflix   10 ) Two deaths – Nicholas Parsons - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZziiuyN6HEs Kobe Bryant - 10) Israel Folau and Sonny Bill Williams - https://www.smh.com.au/sport/super-league-permit-sonny-bill-to-cover-betting-sponsor-s-logo-20200125-p53ume.html?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1579920577 11) Brexit…. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ymkl0t0FOcw Jesus Paid it all… Quote of the week… “Each generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it”…George Orwell


30 Jan 2020

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David Wootton and Giles Fraser on the Philosophy of Profit, Power and Pleasure

Intelligence Squared

This week's episode of the Intelligence Squared podcast features David Wootton, historian and author of Power, Pleasure, and Profit, in a wide-ranging conversation with the journalist and Anglican priest Giles Fraser. They examined the four centuries of Western thought — from Machiavelli to Madison — which led to the pursuit of success as the ultimate goal in today's society.  Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/intelligencesquared.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


15 Feb 2019

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Giles Fraser, co-founder of Brands2Life, on the PRmoment podcast

PRmoment Podcast

This week, in the latest of our life stories podcast series, I’m interviewing Giles Fraser.Giles is co-founder of Brands2Life. He started the agency in 2000 with Sarah Scales and today, the agency has over 140 staff, a fee income of £14m and offices in the UK and US.  Giles started his career at mid-sized agency Infopress on Fleet St when the papers were all still there and he spent four years pitching stories to journalists in the newsrooms and pubs.He then moved on to work in the communications strategy team at management consultants PA Consulting.During this time he studied for an MBA in the evenings at Cass Business School.He then moved in-house to IT services firm Logica where he oversaw all its global communications.In 1995, he left Logica to take on the role of MD of Hill and Knowlton’s tech team and, over the next five years, grew the revenues of this division ten-fold.Giles launched Brands2Life in 2000 alongside co-founder Sarah Scales.  He lives in Barnes with his wife, Alex and three daughters.Here’s a summary of what Giles and I talked about: [00:01:24] What advice Giles would offer to people who are thinking about setting up their own firm today.  [00:01:57] How having a great corporate partner (as opposed to doing it on your own) can make launching a business a lot easier.  [00:03:31] Why when launching a business you need to decide what sort of business you're going to have - are you going to have basically a lifestyle business or are you going to have a growth business?[00:03:52] What are the tensions between a growth business and a lifestyle business? [00:05:58] Giles identifies two important periods of his career which influenced the success of Brands2Life.  [00:07:22] How, when Giles first started in PR, he'd just walk up to a newsdesk and pitch stories.face to face.  [00:07:42] Why Giles had to demonstrate a hacky sack footbag in front of the newsroom. [00:10:20] Why Giles decided to go and do an MBA in the evenings at Cass Business School.[00:10:57] How his time at the management consultancy PR Consulting influenced the rest of his career.  [00:14:05] Why Giles believes PR people stop training and developing too early.[00:14:34] Whether reading English at Oxford (as Giles did) was the perfect preparation for a career in PR. [00:17:13] Giles tells us what's changed and what has remained the same in PR since 1993. [00:18:17] Why the PR world was a much smaller business community in the 1980s and 1990s.  [00:20:19] Why the the toolset and opportunities available to PR practitioners has widened incredibly.[00:21:00] Why the immediacy of social and the need for preparedness has changed the profile of PR.  [00:21:56] Why agencies need to build their capabilities to take advantage of their ideas, often at speed.  [00:23:28] What's behind the strategy that has enabled Brands2Life's growth to outperform the market.  [00:23:50] Why an agency must have a mechanism to get regular formal and informal client feedback their changing requirements.[00:24:02] Why the changing nature of modern public relations has given tech PR firms a competitive advantage. [00:27:32] The importance of values, ethos and culture in agency life. [00:29:27] How Brands2Life try to take the risk out of recruiting senior hires.  [00:30:47] How Giles managed his career moves prior to starting Brands2Life.


28 Jan 2019

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Giles Fraser in conversation with Neil MacGregor

UnHerd Radio

Neil MacGregor’s Living with the Gods was an award-winning Radio 4 series, and has now been made into a book of the same title. To bring things full circle, I sat down with him to turn the written word back into the spoken one; we talked about the relationship between art and religion, how religion is a more a way of creating meaning than explaining the universe, and what MacGregor liked to look at in the British Museum when the doors were closed and he was on his own with the keys.After a Calvinist upbringing, where objects are often thought to be a threat to religious faith, MacGregor has come to be the foremost expositor of the rich cultural material produced by religious belief. In our conversation, he ranged widely: from the Cyrus Cylinder to the 40,000 year old Lion Man to the Mummies of Peru, to the decorative pointer, the Yad, with which Plymouth Jews used to read the Torah. It was a real joy to chat with him. Here is the podcast.


17 Sep 2018

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Giles Fraser in conversation with: Vicky Beeching


Giles Fraser is joined by religious commentator and musician, Vicky Beeching, to discuss the conflict in her life between the church and her sexuality.


14 Jun 2018