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'DOING JUSTICE' DISCUSSION SERIES, THE REVD CANON MARK OAKLEY

04 November 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

The Revd Canon Mark Oakley, Dean of St John's College, Cambridge
Doing Justice in the Church for LGBTQ+ Issues

Mark Oakley is Dean of St John's College, Cambridge, and Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies, King's College London. He is an author of books which explore the relationship between poetry and faith and an active supporter of human rights. He is an Ambassador for Stop Hate UK and a Trustee of the Civil Liberties Trust. His latest book (By Way of the Heart), is a collection of his sermons. He will talk about 'the silence of our friends; the Church and LGBTQ+ issues'.

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