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What's Wrong with Poverty?

Free lecture by The Revd Dr Sam Wells
Vicar St Martin-in-the-Fields/Visiting Professor at King’s College London

There is an almost universal consensus across the Christian and secular imagination regarding the poverty predicament in which humanity is placed. That way of configuring the predicament justifies, if not determines, the way most educated people in the West set about ‘doing good.’

However, is this approach to the issue wrong? Is the conventional way of ‘doing good’ based on a false premise?

All welcome for this topical and timely discussion as the Revd Dr Sam Wells suggests an alternative description of what constitutes the human predicament – which will lead to an alternative notion of the good to be sought and the methods of seeking it.

This free event will be chaired by Laura Taylor, Head of Advocacy at Christian Aid. Fairtrade refreshments will follow. More information and registration on our website www.justshare.org.uk


Revd Dr Sam Wells | talks


Date and Time:

19 March 2014 at 6:00 pm


1 hour



St Mary-le-Bow Church
020 72485139

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