6:05pm, Tuesday 4th April 2017 at St Mary-le-Bow Church, Cheapside
Save the date to join us for a Christian Social and Political Thought lecture by Dr David Grumett from the School of Divinity, University of Edinburgh. More details to come soon.
Eating: A Christian Vocation?
6:05pm, Wednesday 16th November at St Mary-le-Bow Church, Cheapside
Join us for a Christian Social and Political Thought lecture by Dr Wilf Wilde.
This talk plans to look one year on at the links between the Paris attacks of 13 November 2015 and the climate change talks in Paris of December 2015. First it will also look at the links not pursued in the mainstream media between France and the UK, Syria and Iraq from 1916 to 2016, post-Chilcott. Second, it will look at energy and climate change issues in the light of the Middle Eastern wars after Iraq in 2003.
If we wish to have a more just share of the world’s finite energy resources, we need not only to campaign about climate change but against imperialism, neo-colonialism and a new militarism in the UK, France and Syria - and in Egypt, Libya, Brazil and Thailand - where ‘states of emergency’, coups and military dictatorships symbolise the real new world order after the recession of 2008.
Paris and Syria: Climate Change and Imperial Energy Wars
6:30pm, Tuesday 4th October at St James's Church, Piccadilly
The confirmation of Hillary Clinton as the first woman to be nominated by a major US party to run for the role of President at the end of July has once again turned the world’s eye to the role that women play as agents of change across the globe. Women make up half of the world’s population, but the picture painted by the UN’s 2015 World’s Women report still looks bleak. Women are represented by only a fifth of lower or single houses of parliament across the world. One in three women will have experienced violence in their lifetimes, and on average, women earn between 70p-90p for every £1 that men do. When half of the world’s population is treated unfairly, a just world is impossible. One of the first steps when promoting global development and social justice should always be to look towards the treatment of women.
JustShare brings together a panel of experts in their fields to talk about and discuss the role of women in creating a fairer world for everyone. From women within the church, to women in developing countries and war-torn states, how are we faring as a society to engender a positive change? In what ways are women themselves in the forefront of the fight for equality? And how does a gender-equal society benefit everyone?
Our panellists will include:
Christina Rees, CBE, writer, broadcaster and activist within the Church of England
Katie Allen, Policy & Programme Grants Manager at Women for Women International
Anneke van Woudenberg, Deputy Director of the Africa Division, Human Rights Watch
Chaired by Rev Lucy Winkett
Women as Agents of Change
Dr Wilf Wilde has had a varied career in the oil industry, in the City of London (working for ING-Barings and Merrill Lynch among others), as Marketing Director at the Energy regulator, Ofgem and then as Executive Director of the Durham University Energy Institute. He is now a Visiting Fellow at St John’s College, Durham University and will be in residence there for Michaelmas term 2016.
Since leaving City work, he has been on the JustShare Steering Group for over a decade. He has also written two major inter disciplinary books on oil, geo-politics and biblical theology. His 2014-16 venture has been in novel writing. ‘The Manchester Mercenary’ is set between 1253 and 1264, sometimes called the First English Revolution, culminating in the Battle of Lewes; the town he has lived in for the last 30 years. He lectured on the Magna Carta of 1215 and the struggle for global justice at St Mary le Bow last year.
He is also half way through a new non-fiction work called ‘Resistance to Capital’ on British Labour and political history. Besides consultancy work in Russia, he has lectured extensively in the USA and UK on Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria and the Ukraine.