The Eric Symes Abbott Memorial Lecture: Money, Bias and the Geography of the Heart
Loretta Minghella gives the 35th annual Eric Symes Abbott Memorial Lecture at Westminster Abbey.
Money has long been associated with moral danger and the deliberate parting with it is generally seen as something to be honoured and encouraged. But globalisation of markets, environmental degradation and the rise of technology have created new geographies of ethical risk which national governments find it hard to tackle. Knowing how money talks and that much change is needed, how do we work out where it is now safe to stand?
Loretta Minghella, recently appointed Master of Clare College, Cambridge, having previously been First Church Estates Commissioner and chair of the Church Commissioners’ endowment fund, and Chief Executive of Christian Aid before that, shares her perspective.
The Eric Symes Abbott Memorial Lectures
The Eric Symes Abbott Memorial Lectures are given in memory of Dean Eric Symes Abbott (1906-1983), who was at various times Dean of King's College London, Warden of Lincoln Theological College, Warden of Keble College Oxford, and Dean of Westminster. The Eric Symes Abbott Memorial Fund was endowed after his death by his friends to provide for an annual lecture on spirituality and pastoral theology.
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