Revd Dr Inderjit Bhogal OBE
The Beckly Lecture 2020 – Hosted by the Joint Public Issues Team
Revd Dr Inderjit Bhogal OBE is founder and President of City of Sanctuary, a grassroots movement to build cultures of welcome, hospitality and safety for asylum seekers, refugees and other vulnerable people. Inderjit is a former President of the Methodist Conference, was Leader of the Corrymeela Community and is President of the Methodist Peace Fellowship. Inderjit will be talking from his many years’ experience as a public and practical theologian, about how our world and our churches face the challenges ahead. When it feels as if different priorities are competing, how can we respond with integrity to God’s call for justice and peace?
Inderjit will speak for around 45 minutes, with a chance for Q&A afterwards. The Lecture will be hosted on Zoom.
What is the Beckly Lecture?
The Beckly Social Services Lecture takes place every year, as one of the fringe events at the Methodist Conference. John Henry Beckly, a lay Wesleyan Methodist, founded the trust which is responsible for the lectures in 1926.
According to the original charter of the Beckly Trust “the function of the Lectureship shall be to set forth the social implications of Christianity and to further the development of a Christian sociology and the expressions of the Christian attitude in reference to social, industrial, economic and international subjects.”