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Andrew Graystone on everyday activism

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28 August 2020

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Andrew Graystone

On this week’s podcast, Ed Thornton talks to journalist, broadcaster, and campaigner Andrew Graystone about his new book, Faith, Hope and Mischief: Tiny acts of rebellion by an everyday activist (Canterbury Press).

Andrew is the person who, after the mass shooting in a mosque in Christchurch, stood outside his local mosque in Manchester with a cardboard sign saying, “You are my friends. I'll watch while you pray.” A steadfast believer in the power of tiny acts to change the world, his book describes this and other stories of “everyday activism”.

“Everyday activism is about little acts of resistance. It’s about lighting candles in dark rooms, encouraging people who have lost hope, touching people who feel that they’re untouchable.” 

Faith, Hope and Mischief is available from Church House Bookshop.

Read an extract here.

Andrew was a guest on the podcast last year, talking about his book Too Much Information? Ten essential questions for digital Christians. Listen again here.

Podcast edited by Serena Long.

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