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Marie-Elsa Bragg and Rowan Williams

Faith and Redemption

Hay Festival 2024, 

The last few years have seen the world plunged into division and isolation, with a pandemic, multiple wars and the effects of climate change. In the face of these disasters, society is left yearning for both guidance and a place to shelter. Together, spiritual directors Marie-Elsa Bragg and Rowan Williams will interrogate what spiritual leadership looks like within the UK and globally during these fragmented times, and how we can engage in spiritual retreats in the modern world.

In Passions of the Soul, former Archbishop of Canterbury Williams looks at how the Eastern Christian tradition teaches us how to develop our self-knowledge and awareness, so that we can better relate to the world. In Sleeping Letters Bragg, a priest in the diocese of London and Duty Chaplain of Westminster Abbey, returns through prose and poetry to the night her mother died by suicide, when Bragg was just six.

Marie-Elsa Bragg and Rowan Williams