Irreverend: Faith and Current Affairs

That All Must Be Decarbonised

September 29, 2023 J.A. Franklin, T.J. Pelham, Daniel French
Irreverend: Faith and Current Affairs
That All Must Be Decarbonised
Show Notes

Church of England revs with a difference Jamie Franklin and Daniel French sit down to talk about the big stories of the week in church and state. 
We revisit the Russell Brand saga with particular reference to Caroline Dinenage MP's attempt to have every major platform demonetise and eject Brand. We get Daniel's take on the whole thing and talk about Brand's idiosyncratic form of New Age religiosity. 
After that we talk about men who identify as dogs, Rishi Sunak's decision to water down certain green policies, environmentalist Chris Packham's intention to break certain but unspecified laws and the Bishop of Norwich decision to go full-on green fundamentalist as he declares that "decarbonisation must permeate every aspect of our lives". 
We look at a Spectator article delving into the issue of what makes churches grow or shrink (hint: if you like the show, the answer is probably what exactly you think it is) and a halt to the proposed conversation therapy ban. 
All that and much more as ever on this week's episode!
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UK Government Pressures Rumble to suspend Brand’s account
Brand on Christ’s “final” words and the Buddha
Canine-Identifying humans gather at Berlin train station
Sunak “Waters Down” Green policies
“Decarbonisation must permeate every aspect of our lives.” - Bishop of Norwich
Chris Packham intends to “break the law”
Inside Fastest Growing and Shrinking Churches in the UK
Halt on Conversion Therapy Ban

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