12. March 2020 - 18:45 till 20:00
How to: Lead a Good Life. With Jonathan Sacks. | The Royal Geographical Society | Thursday, 12. March 2020
Many of us feel adrift in the modern world. International religious leader and broadcaster Rabbi Lord Sacks joins the how to: Academy to help us imagine a future worth striving for.
For more than thirty years, Jonathan Sacks has played an important role in the nation’s moral life. Whether delivering Radio 4’s Thought for the Day, examining the origins of religious violence in the Sunday Times bestseller Not in God’s Name, or lecturing at our most prestigious universities, the former Chief Rabbi has earned the admiration of Jews and non-Jews alike for his erudite and thoughtful interventions in public debate.
Now he joins the how to: Academy to propose a morality fit for the 21st century. How can we build – or rebuild – a collective culture that is able to both respect difference and draw us together to work for the common good?
Combining his passionate belief in a positive way forward with a careful weighing of the realities and challenges of today’s cultural climate, Jonathan Sacks will set out a clear picture of a world in which we can all find our place and build a future worth working for.
‘One of the most engaging thinkers of our time‘ – The Times
‘Jonathan Sacks’s voice carries unique moral authority far beyond the Jewish community.‘ – The Tablet
In association with Jewish Book Week.
Rabbi Lord Sacks, former Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the UK & Commonwealth, is admired by non-Jews as well as Jews, by secular as well as religious thinkers, and is equally at home in the House of Lords and the academy, with strong links to leading universities and yeshivas in the UK, the US and Israel. Lord Sacks read Philosophy at Cambridge before pursuing postgraduate studies at New College, Oxford and King's College, London. The Chief Rabbi is a highly respected writer and broadcaster, regularly contributing to Radio 4's Thought for the Day and with frequent appearances in the broadsheet newspapers. He is the author of over twenty books, including Not in God's Name and The Great Partnership.