Silver Jubilee Lecture on Solidarity amidst the Pandemic

On Wednesday 26th April, we began our Silver Jubilee lecture series on the theme Transfiguring World Christianity.

Prof. Joanildo Burity (Lead Researcher and Professor at the Joaquim Nabuco Foundation and the Federal University of Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil) delivered a wonderfully insightful and challenging presentation on solidarity amidst the pandemic.

The lecture and discussion was chaired by Rt Revd Dr Graham Kings, Hon. Assistant Bishop in the Diocese of Ely and a research associate of CCCW.

Prof. Burity highlighted the relationship between Christianity and politics in the Brazilian context, and left us with these questions:

‘How can we come to see the stranger as neighbour?’

‘Who confronts us with the nearness of their needs, vulnerability, and difference?’

For those who weren’t able to attend, you can catch the recording on our Youtube channel here.

The next lecture will be given by Dr. David Muir (University of Roehampton) on Christian mission and social engagement, Wednesday, 26th May 2021, 4-6 pm BST. To register, email

For our full programme of lectures and seminars, click here.