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David Goodbourn Annual Lecture: ‘Sweet Charity’

30/04/2019

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Luther King House

Luther King House
Brighton Grove
Rusholme
Manchester
M14 5JP

Controversy about ‘white saviours’ around this year’s Comic Relief has put the spotlight back on charity and charities. Churches and individual Christians have always believed that charity is required. How do we reflect on charity from a theological and justice perspective?

This lecture will raise questions about charities and faith in relation to justice. Charities along with faith and theology are often encouraged to face up to the claims of justice and the profound structural changes it entails. They are subjected to ‘left wing’ criticism if they don’t. But is structural change any less controversial than charity and, when it comes to faith, is its contribution to structuring justice as significant as some would like to think? Does the search for justice take us, rather, to a version of Bonhoeffer’s Religionless Christianity?

Luther King House and The Centre for Theology and Justice are delighted to welcome Michael H Taylor to speak at our annual David Goodbourn lecture. Michael is Emeritus Professor of Social Theology at the University of Birmingham, former Director of Christian Aid and past Principal of Northern Baptist College. David Goodbourn, who the annual lecture honours, was General Secretary of Churches Together in Britain and Ireland, and President of Luther King House, Manchester.

Refreshments from 7pm, followed by the lecture at 7.30pm

A pdf leaflet for you to download, print and distribute can be found here.

There is no charge for this event, but it would be helpful to have some idea of numbers, so please let us know if you hope to attend.

For further details, and to register your interest in attending, please contact Luther King House by e-mail or by telephone on 0161 249 2504.

The Centre for Theology and Justice is a partnership of Christian Aid, Church Action on Poverty, Churches Together in Britain and Ireland, and Luther King House, Manchester.