A CENTRE for Theology and Justice has been set up by Christian Aid, Church Action on Poverty, and Churches Together in Britain and Ireland (CTBI), in partnership with a federation of theological colleges in Manchester, at Luther King House.
Though the Centre was launched at Luther King House on 10 May, it will not occupy a building, but instead will provide resources and news of its work online.
At the launch, an Argentinian Roman Catholic priest, Fr Augusto Zampini, a theological adviser to the RC charity CAFOD, delivered an inaugural lecture in memory of the ecumenical educator David Goodbourn: “Is Justice Enough? A radical Christian response to the current humanitarian and ecological crisis”. The Bishop of Manchester, Dr David Walker, was in the chair.
The general secretary of CTBI, Bob Fyffe, said this week: “We are faced with many challenging issues that raise questions about justice, and how we understand and live out our faith in today’s world. The Centre for Theology and Justice will enable more Christians to reflect theologically on these issues, and make a public, prophetic voice heard.”