"Justice and Hope"

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The Rt Hon Gordon Brown is to deliver the inaugural Methodist Justice Lecture: "Justice and Hope".

The former Prime Minister Gordon Brown is to give the first Methodist Justice Lecture on Justice and Hope on Sunday June 13 at 7pm. In the face of Covid 19, the climate emergency and global inequality, our world faces many questions around where justice and hope are to be found. The former Prime Minister will argue that real change is possible, and that people of faith have a role to play.

The Methodist Justice Lecture will mark the launch of the two-year project, Walking with Micah: Methodist Principles for Social Justice which aims to help the Methodist Church explore what it means to be a justice-seeking church.

Former Vice-President of the Conference, Rachel Lampard, who is leading the Walking with Micah project, said: "I am delighted that Gordon Brown has agreed to give the first Methodist Justice lecture to launch this project and has chosen to speak on justice and hope. His political record shows his commitment to tackling child poverty, cancelling international debt and reducing global inequality and many in the churches share these passions.

"Methodists often say that working for a fairer world is embedded deep within their faith. The prophet Micah reminded people that the worship God wants is for us to act justly, to love as God loves, and to walk humbly with God. Walking with Micah aims to hear stories about how Methodists are working for justice, by responding to needs locally and campaigning for change, and how we are shaped in our walk with God.

"I hope that people from around the Connexion and beyond will come to reflect together on ideas of justice and hope through this lecture, and find out how they can take part in this project."

You can sign up to join this free online event at www.methodist.org.uk/walking-with-micah/

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