Symon Hill is a Christian activist and writer. He is an associate of the Ekklesia thinktank and co-founder of Christianity Uncut, a network of Christians campaigning against the UK government’s cuts agenda.
In 2011, Symon walked from Birmingham to London as a pilgrimage of repentance for his former homophobia. In 2012, he was dragged from the steps of St Paul’s Cathedral as he knelt in prayer during the eviction of Occupy London Stock Exchange.
Symon’s first book, The No-Nonsense Guide to Religion, explores religion’s relationship with truth, power, politics, society and war. His second book is Digital Revolutions: Activism in the internet age, which is based around the stories and experiences of activists over the last few years.
Symon has trained hundreds of people in media engagement and campaigning skills. He serves on the steering committee of the Campaign Against Arms Trade and is an associate tutor at the Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre. He writes regularly for publications including the Guardian, Morning Star, Reform, The Friend, and Third Way.
Recorded at Greenbelt 2011: Workshops 2, 29 Aug 2011, 09:30