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Luke Bretherton

Professor of Theological Ethics, Duke University

Luke Bretherton is Reader in Theology & Politics at King's College London,
author of Christianity & Contemporary Politics (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010) and
is currently writing a book on community organizing and the future of
democratic citizenship. As well as numerous academic articles, he writes
in the media (including The Guardian, The Times and ABC Religion &

His areas of academic research include the relationship between
Christianity, grassroots democracy, movements for social change, social
welfare provision and patterns of inter-faith relations. He is actively
involved in politics as part of Citizens UK, has advised the UK government
on the relationship between community organizing and strengthening civil society, and is a contributor to the development of 'Blue Labour' as a
political vision. As of 2012 he will be taking up a post as Assoc Prof in
Theological Ethics at Duke University.

Labour Lacks Soul

The Labour Party is a party without love and without sin. It can thereby do no right and no wrong in its own eyes. And so in the eyes of everyone else it is a party without life and soul. And a party without life and soul is not one you want to be at.
28/07/2015 15:21 BST

Is Britain a Christian Nation?

<a href="" target="_hplink">David Cameron's statement that Britain is a Christian country is both brave and wrong</a>. He was of course right to say that many of our morals today come from the Bible, but does that make Britain a Christian country?
04/01/2012 14:04 GMT

What Can Occupy Wall Street Learn From London?

As the Occupy Wall Street movement begins to focus its concerns and demands into concrete issues, it may be that it can learn something from the experience of those facing similar issues in London.
01/01/1970 01:00 BST