2013 Videos

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2013 Videos

2013 Series: How to Change the World

More than 200 wars have been fought since 1945. Two billion live in poverty. Climate change threatens human existence. Gandhi famously said we must be the change we want to see in the world, but in practice it can feel overwhelming. What can we do?

At St Paul’s Cathedral in autumn 2013, ten extraordinary people debated how to make the world - and our lives - better: more compassionate, more peaceful, freer.

    Compassion
Karen Armstrong and Camila Batmanghelidjh
24 September 2013

Karen Armstrong and Camila Batmanghelidjh spoke about the power of compassion to change the world, from the structure of the brain to the survival of the planet. Karen Armstrong is a renowned and provocative writer about the nature of religion. Camila Batmanghelidjh is multi award-winning founder and director of Kids Company.
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    Freedom
Shami Chakrabarti and Peter Selby
15 October 2013

What is freedom? Aung San Suu Kyi, speaking under house arrest in Burma, said to the outside world in 1997: Please use your freedom to promote ours. But what does it mean to be free? Shami Chakrabarti is Director of Liberty, the National Council for Civil Liberties. Peter Selby is a Visiting Professor in the Department of Theology at King’s College, London and a former Bishop of Worcester. 
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    Peace
Stanley Hauerwas and Samuel Double SSF
22 October 2013

The 1914-18 war was the war to end all wars. Since then, countless millions have died in conflict, and it’s debatable whether there’s been a single day of peace.Stanley Hauerwas is Professor of Theological Ethics at Duke Divinity School. Samuel SSF is the Brother-in Charge of Hilfield Friary, the Anglican Franciscan community in Dorset. 
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    Generosity
David Lammy MP and Lucy Winkett
29 October 2013

Generosity could save the world. There is enough food and money for everyone on the planet if we took only what we need and gave the rest to those who have too little. But can we actually change our hearts, minds and politics enough to do that? David Lammy is the MP Tottenham. Lucy Winkett is the Rector of St James’s Piccadilly.
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    Together
Michael Battle and Rowan Williams
19 November 2013

How can we change the world? Many of us feel helpless in the face of the world’s problems to change anything, and that it takes an exceptional person - a hero and or a saint - to make a difference. Michael Battle is the Founder of the Peace Battle Institute. Rowan Williams is Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge and former Archbishop of Canterbury.
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