Undergraduates reflect on 'Jesus and politics'

By Press Office
January 28, 2015

Ekklesia co-director Jonathan Bartley, author of 'Faith and Politics After Christendom (Paternoster Press), is a keynote speaker at an undergraduate day at Oasis College of Higher Education in London on Wednesday 28 January 2015.

His talk on 'Jesus and Politics' will be followed up by college chaplain Jonathan Melville-Thomas and a student discussion, explains the Rev Dr Jeremy Thomson, Head of Faculty for Practical Theology and Vice Principal of Oasis College.

Jonathan Bartley's session is open to friends of Ekklesia and the College, which offers courses in Applied Social Studies, Practical Theology and Education. Those who would like to attend should arrive at reception by 11.15am for an 11.30am start.

Oasis College is committed to equipping and resourcing students with the skills, knowledge and understanding to improve the quality of life for children, young people, families and their communities.

Its vision is "to promote informed and reflective practice in the field of work and ministry with children, young people, families and their communities; and support workers to draw on practical experience and theoretical knowledge to improve the quality of life for all. In essence, to learn by doing."

It is rooted in an inclusive Christian tradition committed to justice and peace as well as open and engaged learning. Its courses are validated by Staffordshire University. (http://www.oasiscollege.org/vision-and-history).

* The address is: Oasis College of Higher Education, 1 Kennington Road, London SE1 7QP | 020 7921 4255. http://www.oasiscollege.org/

* Faith And Politics After Christendom, by Jonathan Bartley: http://www.authenticmedia.co.uk/search/product/faith-and-politics-after-...

* 'Jesus’ alternative election strategy', by Jonathan Bartley (2010, Times newspaper): http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/node/12030

* More on 2015 General Election issues from Ekklesia: http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/generalelection2015
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