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'DOING JUSTICE' DISCUSSION SERIES, JONATHAN JONES

19 September 2019 6:45pm - 8pm

What is justice? We use the word about making things right and fair in society, so that people may be respected, valued, having rights in themselves and responsibilities to each other. Justice in the Scriptures is one of God's qualities, and societies which strive for justice are working in his service.

But how is justice served? Our discussion series this term will focus on what 'Doing Justice' might mean in different contexts. The series will range from the national legal frameworks which work to ensure fair dealing within our nation (and which in our politically uncertain times face a particular challenge), to the campaigns for justice which might have an urgency our current systems can't accommodate.

Come and participate in discussions about what it means to 'do justice' - in politics, in government, in a time of acute climate change, in sexuality, and in what we owe to the dead. Discussions will be facilitated with Francis Spufford, acclaimed local author, and with Canon Jessica Martin.

Tickets: £7 (with free bar, available on the door or in advance)
Venue: South Transept, Ely Cathedral

Jonathan Jones, QC, Procurator General
Doing Justice in Government

Jonathan is a member of the Cathedral congregation and sings regularly as an extra singer with the choir. He is the Treasury Solicitor and Permanent Secretary of the Government Legal Service, until 2015 named the Treasury Solicitor's Department. Earlier this year he was appointed a Queen's Counsel honoris causa. Since 2016, he has been the Civil Service Health and Wellbeing Champion with a remit to promote good physical and mental health. He will talk about what it means to be working at the interface of law and government.

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