2011 Niblett Memorial Lecture

A Christian Reflection on the Financial Crisis

19 November 2011

Speaker     Lord Brian Griffiths of Fforestfach

Respondent: The Rt Revd Dr Peter Selby

Peter Selby, former Bishop of Worcester, is the author of Look for the Living: the Corporate Nature of Resurrection Faith, BeLonging: Challenge to a Tribal Church,  and Grace and Mortgage: the Language of Faith and the Debt of the World.

The 6th Niblett Memorial Lecture will this year be given by Lord Griffiths of Fforestfach, Fellow of Sarum College and International Advisor with Goldman Sachs International concerned with strategic issues – United Kingdom and Asia; trustee of the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Lambeth Fund and chairman of Christian responsibility in Public Affairs.

The lecture will be followed by questions and discussion between Lord Griffiths and The Rt Revd Dr Peter Selby, formerly Bishop of Worcester and Bishop to HM Prisons, and Visiting Professor in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at King’s College, London.

5pm lecture (free but must be booked)
6.3pm drinks; 7pm dinner (£15)

Booking contact Rosie Norman

More information about the 2011 Niblett Memorial Lecture

Niblett Memorial Lecture speakers are drawn from some aspect of public service and invited to reflect on the place of faith and/or ethics in their particular area of service.

The lecture is held annually in honour of Professor Roy Niblett CBE and a fellow at Sarum College, who died in 2005.

A distinguished and influential presence in British higher education for more than 50 years, Professor Niblett’s contribution to Christian thought and the life of the churches in this country was also considerable. A person of deep conviction, his work was distinguished by rigour, reason and a willingness to listen and exchange, which he regarded not as a potential hazard to faith, but as an essential expression of faith.

Niblett’s presence among Sarum Fellows was a powerful reminder to the College that at the heart of Sarum’s purpose is the promotion of dialogue on the profound religious, social and moral issues of our times.

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