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The Meaning, Value and Sanctity of Human Life

Gresham Lecture, 25 April 2019 Recent advances in medical science have brought complex ethical dilemmas, particularly around the beginning of human lives (abortion, embryo research, IVF, gene therapy, stem cells) and its ending (switching off ventilators, persistent vegetative state (PVS) and ‘dying with dignity’ or assisted suicide). Although none of these topics occurs directly in

Gender, Marriage, Divorce and Human Sexuality

Gresham Lecture, 28 February 2019 Is ‘morality’ principally about sex, or ‘naughty vicars’? Despite Henry VIII, the Church has found divorce difficult, especially for clergy and bishops, let alone ‘equal marriage’ for same-sex couples, the role of women in ordained ministry or transgender issues. This lecture examines the relevant references in the New Testament (which

Money: the Root of All Evil, or Our Salvation?

Gresham Lecture, 8 November 2018 Jesus talked more about money than about anything else. Can the teachings of a penniless ancient ascetic be applied to debates about Brexit, protests about global capitalism, and wider investment not only in defence, alcohol or tobacco but also positively in the environment, sustainability and good governance?  Professor Burridge considers

A Shared Vision for London

A Shared Vision for London was chaired by Richard, as the Dean of King’s College, on Tuesday 19 April 2016, in the Crypt of St Paul’s Cathedral. The event was organised in partnership between CoVi and St Paul’s Institute, and arranged questions around crowdsourced themes and audience participation to develop consensus from the great, the

‘Not in God’s Name’: a Panel Discussion

Richard chaired a panel discussion on Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks’ book Not in God’s Name on Wednesday 24 February 2016. The panel included Dr Carool Kersten, Dr Meg Warner, and Prof Paul Joyce from the Theology Department of King’s College London, the former MP and Cabinet member Douglas Alexander, Dr Alexander Meleagrou-Hitchens from the International