RMC Briefings

Our weekly online briefings offer a unique opportunity to get behind the headlines, with a panel of speakers quizzed by our journalists

Briefing: Review of 2022

2022 was a broken year, with the war in Ukraine, political turmoil in the UK as three prime ministers and countless ministers of state took office, a developing cost of living crisis with people unable to afford food or heat and the death of the Queen after 70 years on the throne. In all these stories, religion ran through like a thread and offered its own high points of engagement during the year. Hosted by Ruth Peacock, the panel making sense of this tumultuous year are:

  • Journalists Catherine Pepinster, Rosie Dawson and Julia Bicknell
  • Professor Abby Day, Goldsmiths, University of London
  • Rev Steve Chalke, founder of the Oasis Charitable Trust
  • Dr Katie Kelaidis, on the orthodox in Ukraine
  • Dr Krish Kandiah, leader of work with Ukrainian refugees

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Report: The lasting impact of 2022, when religion helped to mend a broken year

Throughout 2022 religion ran through, with voices challenging broken values in public life, ritual and community in a time of shared grief, and frontline assistance for the most vulnerable members of society.

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