Speaker: Professor Luke Bretherton
Chair: Dr Muhammad Abdul Bari
Citizens UK Council, East London Mosque and Amana Parenting
with thanks to Dilowar Khan, Director, and Trustees of London Muslim Centre
Luke Bretherton is Professor of Theological Ethics and Senior Fellow, Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University. Before joining the Duke faculty, he was Reader in Theology & Politics and Convener of the Faith & Public Policy Forum at King’s College London. His books include Hospitality as Holiness: Christian Witness Amid Moral Diversity (2006) and Christianity and Contemporary Politics: The Conditions and Possibilities of Faithful Witness (2010), winner of the 2013 Michael Ramsey Prize for Theological Writing.
'London Citizens has changed British politics in the last few years and Luke Bretherton's terrific book both tells the organization's story and explains why it matters so much. The scholarship in places is breathtaking and the author's passion for the cause more impressive still.' Marc Stears, University of Oxford
'Luke Bretherton's Resurrecting Democracy addresses a crucial if largely unremarked crisis of our age: the radical shrinking of the democratic imagination. Citizens feel powerless to act collectively to shape their future and 'democracy' has been narrowed to mean electoral politics and voting. Combining an extraordinary case study of London Citizens, a broad-based organization of different religious faiths and political perspectives that has helped to set the public agenda in contemporary Great Britain, with brilliant innovations in political theory and theology, Bretherton shows that an expanded view of democracy can live and inspire in the twenty-first century.' Harry Boyte, Augsburg College, Minnesota.
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