Jonathan Aitken: In a world of fake news, who can we trust?
In our series of webinar conversations, Questions of Our Times, the Revd Jonathan Aitken, former cabinet minister, looks at the question of truth in a world of fake news. Jonathan Aitken is now Prison Chaplain of HMP Pentonville. The webinar took place on 23 February 2021.
Jonathan is an author, broadcaster, columnist, lecturer, Church of England priest, and campaigner for prison reform. He is a former Cabinet Minister, Member of Parliament, and ex-prisoner.
His 15 books include two volumes of autobiography, Pride and Perjury (2000) and Porridge and Passion (2006). As well as writing biographies of Richard Nixon and Margaret Thatcher, he has also written a life of John Newton, John Newton: From Disgrace to Amazing Grace, about the slave ship captain who became an abolitionist.
The host for Questions of Our Times is Major Nigel Bovey, former editor of the Salvation Army magazine The War Cry, and the author of several books. His latest book, Browsing the Bible is a guide for anyone who wants to get started (or who wants to keep on reading) the Bible. Find our review of the book here: A guide to browsing the Bible.