Centre for Theology and Justice to be launched

By agency reporter
May 3, 2017

The Centre for Theology and Justice will be launched on Wednesday 10 May 2017 at Luther King House in Manchester. It is a joint project of Christian Aid, Church Action on Poverty, Churches Together in Britain and Ireland, and Luther King House.

The Centre will be a network of partner bodies and collaborators rather than a physical location, finding expression through its website and social media, and in collaborative events and processes which promote active theological reflection on issues of justice.

The launch will be held at the inaugural lecture in memory of ecumenical educator and leader David Goodbourn. Fr Augusto Zampini, an Argentine Roman Catholic priest and theological adviser to CAFOD, will speak on the topic 'Is justice enough? A radical Christian response to the current humanitarian and ecological crisis'. David Walker, Bishop of Manchester, will chair the event.

Bob Fyffe, General Secretary of Churches Together in Britain and Ireland, said "We are faced with many challenging issues which raise questions about justice and how we understand and live out our faith in today’s world. The Centre for Theology and Justice will enable more Christians to reflect theologically on these issues, and make a public, prophetic voice heard."

* The Centre will share resources and news of its work at www.theologyjustice.org

* Church Action on Poverty  http://www.church-poverty.org.uk/

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