How to Lead a Good Life
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 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.
Jonathan Sacks is a global religious leader and philosopher, sits in the House of Lords, and is the author of 25 books and the recipient of many international prizes. He is currently Professor of Judaic Thought at New York University and Professor of Jewish Thought at Yeshiva University. He is also Professor of Law, Ethics and the Bible at King’s College London. He served as Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth between September 1991 and September 2013. Image c. Blake Ezra
Emily Maitlis is an award-winning journalist who, as part of the core presenting team on Newsnight (BBC2) – including a recent stint as their Political Editor – and as a regular News Channel anchor, is one of the most recognized faces on television news. She also works alongside David Dimbleby and Jeremy Vine covering all General, Local and US elections.