Giles Fraser: Not Chosen
Chair: Richard Harries
Giles Fraser, priest, columnist, broadcaster and educator talks to Richard Harries about his upbringing as the child of a Christian-born mother and Jewish-born father, describing his faith, his passions, his politics, and his hopes and qualms for the future. A man of high principles, he nevertheless admits to time spent on the naughty step.
Giles Fraser is currently priest-in-charge at St Mary's Newington in south London. He writes the Loose Canon column for the Guardian and is a regular contibutor to Thought for the Day and panellist on The Moral Maze. He has served as Canon Chancellor of St Paul's Cathedral and director of the St Paul’s Institute 2009 - 2011, and as visiting professor in the anthropology department at LSE.
Richard Harries was Bishop of Oxford from 1987-2006. On his retirement he was made a life peer (Lord Harries of Pentregarth) and he remains active in the lords on human rights issues. He was Chairman of the Council of Christians and Jews for nine years and his many books include After the evil: Christianity and Judaism in the shadow of the holocaust (OUP). His most recent book is The Beauty and the Horror: searching for God in a suffering world. (SPCK)