Luke Bretherton
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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.

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Labour Lacks Soul

(0) Comments | Posted 24 July 2015 | (15:34)

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...

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Is Britain a Christian Nation?

(22) Comments | Posted 3 January 2012 | (13:54)

David Cameron's statement that Britain is a Christian country is both brave and wrong. 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? He was also right to draw a contrast with...

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The Real Battle of St Paul Cathedral: The Occupy Movement and Millennial Politics

(1) Comments | Posted 29 October 2011 | (19:50)

St Paul's Cross in the churchyard of St Paul's Cathedral is the ancient meeting point where the citizens of London would gather to decide matters of common concern. It was at the Cross that Saxons, Normans and others held a folkmoot in 1066 to decide how to respond to the...

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What Can Occupy Wall Street Learn From London?

(0) Comments | Posted 12 October 2011 | (17:36)

As a UK observer of the Occupy Wall Street I am struck by the parallels with the campaign that emerged in response to the financial crisis in the UK spearheaded by London Citizens. Rather than a street protest it came to focus on an assembly at the Barbican...

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