Bishop speaks on a tale of two cities

In last Sunday's sermon at St Mary's, Bishop of Stepney Adrian Newman described life as being much more than self-fulfilment, the attainment of personal ambition or the accumulation of material wealth.

Next week, in a Just Share Lecture on Christian Social and Political Thought, he asks what can we learn from Charles Dickens for society today.  Dickens often writes of oppression of the poor, intolerance, prejudice, discrimination and poor working conditions and he challenged the political powers of the day to act humanely towards the marginalised in society. Has much changed two hundred years later or is London today still a "tale of two cities"?

The event is at All Hallows by the Tower, on 14 November at 7pm. More details. Register at the Just Share website.