Please see below for a list of our upcoming events, including our Christian Social and Political Thought Lectures. This list is updated regularly.
6:05pm, Tuesday 4th April 2017 at St Mary-le-Bow Church, Cheapside
Please join us for a Christian Social and Political Thought lecture by Dr David Grumett from the School of Divinity, University of Edinburgh.
Food is a growing issue in the public mind and Christian theology has more to say about it than may be realized. In scripture and church tradition, fasting and abstinence have brought people together and helped to conserve and distribute scarce resources, especially during Lent. By reconnecting with these traditions, Christians may develop an informed ethical response to food production and usage of value in itself but also, by connecting with a concern of daily life, for mission.
Abstinence and justice: food in Christian tradition
In our current global climate, the international system that businesses rely on is being threatened. Brexit and the rise of nationalism can be seen in part as a reaction against globalisation by people who feel it has failed them. Acting ethically as a business is critical for maintaining support of this global system. If nationalists succeed in fragmenting the world economy, low income countries that rely on trade and international business will suffer, as will migrants and international business in the City.
If international businesses want globalisation to be politically sustainable, they have an interest in finding ways to share its benefits more widely and sustainably. JustShare’s 2017 programme looks to answer the question of what it means to be an ethical international business and explore what differences ethical international business practices can make across the globe.
Dr David Grumett is Lecturer in Christian Ethics and Practical Theology at the University of Edinburgh. He is author of Theology on the Menu: Asceticism, Meat and Christian Diet (Routledge 2010) and of many other articles and chapters on food and Christian faith. He is the ethicist on the Farm Animal Welfare Committee, which advises UK governments on the welfare of farmed animals.