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A Dream for a New Social Order

Monday 15 November 2021

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

In the final lecture of this year’s series We Have a Dream, Sam Wells considers the long shadow of Archbishop William Temple’s 1942 book, Christianity and Social Order, which was so influential in the establishment of the welfare state. Is such a contribution from the church or a theologian appropriate in a much more plural society 80 years later? If so, what might such a vision encapsulate? Liz Adekunle responds with her own perspective on these questions and Sam’s proposals.

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If you cannot attend in-person, this lecture will also be streamed live online. For tickets to watch online, click here

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Sam Wells is one of today’s most influential public theologians. He writes, speaks, preaches and broadcasts on a range of pastoral, political and theological issues. He is Visiting Professor of Christian Ethics at King’s College London. Sam has been Vicar of St Martin-in-the-Fields since 2012. He has served as a parish priest for 23 years – 10 of those in urban priority areas; he also spent 7 years in North Carolina, where he was Dean of Duke University Chapel. He has published 40 books.

Liz Adekunle has three Masters degrees; the first from SOAS in African Christianity and Development, the second, completed while she was training at Ridley Hall in pastoral care and counselling and the third a recent MA in Feminist Theory and the Church from Cambridge University. She was a former Chaplain and tutor at St Mellitus College and Chaplain and Acting Dean at St John’s College, Cambridge. Liz is an Associate at Westminster Abbey, a Fellow at Ridley Hall and an Honorary Fellow at St Augustine’s College of Theology.

Liz is a regular contributor on ‘Thought for the Day’ on BBC Radio 4, and was a contributor on ‘Something Understood’. She is a regular speaker at Greenbelt Festival and Spring Harvest, an inter-denominational evangelical conference. Liz was awarded the Freedom of the City of London in April 2019 and is the Archdeacon of Hackney and Chaplain to Her Majesty the Queen.

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