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Faith in Public: Political Theology for Mission

17 June 22 July

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A brand-new study module from CMS Pioneer Mission Training in partnership with Theos


  • Chine McDonald, Director of religion and society think tank Theos
  • Florence Eshalomi, Member of Parliament for Vauxhall
  • Nick Spencer, Senior Fellow at the religion and society think tank Theos
  • Angus Ritchie, Executive Director of the Centre for Theology and Community


Paul Bickley, James Butler, Hannah Rich, Sir Philip Rutnam, Citizens UK

All Christians live their lives in the public space. We encounter the good and bad, the hopeful and despairing.

Bringing together expertise from Church Mission Society (CMS) and religion and society think tank Theos, and our wider networks, this course explores what it means to be a Christian in the public space and how we can witness in that space as individuals, churches and Christian communities.

It will focus on Christian responses to power, different approaches to politics, commitment to justice and practical ways we can build relationships, work for change and witness to Jesus.

Whether you are a Christian working in the public sector, a pioneer, involved in social justice work, or leading a church, this course will lead you into ways of thinking and acting for Christian witness and justice in society.

The course is a three-day residential in London, topped and tailed by three online sessions which set the scene and allow further reflection.

There will be workshops and seminars led by CMS and Theos, visits to churches, organisations and individuals engaged as Christians in public life, and special guest speakers.

  • Registration closes 11 June 2024.
  • Spaces are limited so book now.
  • This is an accredited Common Awards module at level 7 and can count towards a postgraduate qualification at CMS or any Common Awards accredited body.

Residential dates: 11 to 13 July 2024, at the Royal Foundation of St Katharine, Limehouse

Online sessions: 17 June and 1 and 22 July: 6:30pm to 8pm

Cost: £650 (current students £550)

Sponsorship: We have tried to keep the costs as low as possible. Please ask if you would like to apply for a small bursary. If you feel able to give a little to help others attend let us know at the time of booking. Thank you.

Please email helen.harwood@churchmissionsociety.org to book.

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17 June
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Helen Harwood
01865 787439
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Royal Foundation of St Katharine

2 Butcher Row
London, E14 8DS United Kingdom
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