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?
Innovation Impacting Poverty: 3 Billion Entrepreneurs?
6:30pm, Wednesday 30th November at St Mary-le-Bow Church, Cheapside
Please join us for a discussion on the power of innovation in solving some of the toughest problems humanity faces with guest speakers:
Revd. Rose Hudson-Wilkins, Chaplain to the Speaker of the House of Commons
David Paterson, Partner at Herbet Smith Freehills and Chair of In Their Lifetime Board
Paul Valentin, Christian Aid's International Director
The world today is changing so rapidly and the role of innovation and experimentation could be the key route to transform the lives of the world's poorest 3 billion living on less than $1 a day.
Through a disruptive Innovation Fund, called In Their Lifetime, Christian Aid is pioneering a radical new approach to development that centres on innovation, enterprise and inclusive business as a more impactful way of lifting people out of poverty.
As well as showing innovation and impact at scale, In Their Lifetime is bringing together the private sector, philanthropists, technical experts and grassroots organisations to find radical new solutions to entrenched, complex problems.
This is the challenge and opportunity in our lifetime - if we can bring together innovation and business to include the bottom 3 billion in poverty, we can make a significant difference to commerce in the future to make the powerless powerful, and make the powerful more socially responsible.
Please join us for what looks set to be an informative discussion on a very important topic, with wine and refreshments to follow.
Revd. Rose Hudson-Wilkins; Chaplain to the Speaker of the House of Commons
Rose was appointed to the role of Speaker's Chaplain in June 2010 by the Speaker of the House of Commons, Rt Hon John Bercow MP. She is the Vicar of the United Benefice of Holy Trinity with St Philip, Dalston, and All Saints, Haggerston, in the London diocese. Rose combines this parish role with the position of Speaker's Chaplain and as Priest Vicar at Westminster Abbey. Rose was born and grew up in Montego Bay, Jamaica. After moving to England to study theology she was ordained deacon in 1991 and priest in 1994. In 2007 she was appointed a chaplain to the Queen, making her one of only a few who are occasionally invited to officiate and preach.
David Paterson; Partner Herbert Smith Freehills and Chair of ITL Board
David joined Herbert Smith in 1986 and became a partner in 1994. He advises a range of major multi-national companies on transactions, capital raising and governance. He was previously chairman of the firm's partnership promotion committee and led its talent management programme.
Paul Valentin, Christian Aid’s International Director
Paul Valentin has overall responsibility for Christian Aid's programme strategy, implementation and quality in all its development and relief work worldwide, through a London and Nairobi-based senior management team and a global network of around 400 staff in 25 devolved offices. He has been with Christian Aid since 2004. A tropical agriculturist by training, Paul Valentin has worked in international development for more than 35 years, starting as a volunteer agricultural adviser in Kenya; then working for six years with indigenous people in the Philippines.