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Neighbourliness in a Global Context

Neighbourliness in a Global Context

What does it mean to be a good neighbour on a global scale? Theos researcher Simon Perfect will chair this talk given by the Bishop of London.

What does it mean to be a good neighbour on a global scale? How might Brexit impact on our ability to live up to that challenge? Has the coronavirus pandemic taught us anything about solidarity with our international neighbours in a time of far–reaching disaster? How might all of this shape our approach to climate change?

The Rt Revd Sarah Mullally, the Bishop of London, will explore these questions at this event hosted by JustShare on 13th April, asking how we might engage with our neighbours’ struggles, allow our lives to be diverted off course for the sake of their wellbeing, and recognise our resources as theirs.

13th April, 6–7.30pm

Register for the event here.

The Rt Revd and Rt Hon Dame Bishop Sarah was installed as the 133rd Bishop of London at St Paul’s Cathedral on 12th May 2018. Before ordination she was Chief Nursing Officer in the Department of Health. She served her first curacy at Battersea Fields from 2001 to 2006 and from 2006 to 2012 she was Team Rector at Sutton, both in the Diocese of Southwark. From 2012 to 2015 she was Canon Residentiary and Canon Treasurer at Salisbury Cathedral before her consecration in 2015 as the Suffragan Bishop of Crediton in the Diocese of Exeter. She was made a Dame Commander of the British Empire in 2005 for her contribution to nursing and midwifery. 

Simon Perfect is a Researcher at Theos, the religion and society thinktank, and a Tutor at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). He is the author of Theos reports exploring religion or belief in universities, economic inequality in the UK, and university chaplaincy. He is also co–author of the book Freedom of Speech in Universities: Islam, Charities and Counter–terrorism (Routledge, 2021).

 


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Simon Perfect

Simon Perfect

Simon is a Researcher at Theos. He is also a researcher and tutor at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), where he leads distance–learning courses exploring Muslim communities in Britain and in other minority settings. He is co–author of the book Freedom of Speech in Universities: Islam, Charities and Counter–terrorism (Routledge, 2021).

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