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Sweet CharitySweet Charity

David Goodbourn Lecture by Michael Taylor

30th April 7:30-9:00pm at Luther King House for Church Action on Poverty

Controversy about ‘white saviours’ around this year’s Comic Relief has put the spotlight back on charity and charities. Churches and individual Christians have always believed that charity is required. How do we reflect on charity from a theological and justice perspective?

This lecture will raise questions about charities and faith in relation to justice. Charities along with faith and theology are often encouraged to face up to the claims of justice and the profound structural changes it entails. They are subjected to ‘left wing’ criticism if they don’t. But is structural change any less controversial than charity and, when it comes to faith, is its contribution to structuring justice as significant as some would like to think? Does the search for justice take us, rather, to a version of Bonhoeffer’s Religionless Christianity?

There is no charge for this event, but it would be helpful to have some idea of numbers, so please let Luther King House know if you hope to attend.

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