SEEKING THE WELFARE OF THE CITY:
CHRISTIAN FAITH AND CIVIL SOCIETY
A seminar with Dr Alison Elliot
Old St Paul’s Church Hall, Jeffrey Street
Edinburgh EH1 1DH
Tuesday 1 November
This seminar builds on the interest aroused in a previous seminar in which Dr Alison Elliot gave a challenging perspective on the link between Christian faith and civil society. Alison will introduce three initiatives with which she has been associated: the Poverty Truth Commission, the Christie Commission and A Chance to Thrive. All focus on the importance of vibrant communities. She will discuss themes arising from this with Clare Radford, who is doing pioneering work as a community theologian in Glasgow.
Alison Elliot’s work straddles university, civil society and church. Formerly a lecturer in psychology, she is currently an Honorary Fellow at New College, University of Edinburgh, where she is Associate Director of the Centre for Theology and Public Issues. She has represented her church on many ecumenical and civic Bodies and is Convener of the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations.
Image credit: “St Giles” by Martin J-N