A Disturbing Truth: the Church, the poor, and Oscar Romero
Tuesday, 29 October 2013 from 18:30 to 19:30 (GMT)
London, United Kingdom
Archbishop Oscar Romero was assassinated on March 24th 1980. His statue stands on the facade of Westminster Abbey, in recognition of this modern martyr. The disturbing truth of his words was rooted in a deep attention to the Word of God and a proximity to the poorest of his country. How can our Churches witness such a courageous truth in contemporary Britain?
Timothy Radcliffe was Master of The Dominican Order. He is the winner of the 2007 Michael Ramsey prize for theological writing for his book What is the Point of Being a Christian? He was the author of The Archbishop of Canterbury`s 2009 Lent Book Why Go to Church? He lives in Oxford but spends much of his year giving retreats, lectures and conference key-note addresses in the UK and overseas.
This lecture forms part of the Westminster Abbey Institue's Autumn programme - Telling the Truth
Telling the truth matters. A truthful painting, poem or prayer can lift our eyes to a new horizon. Not being told the truth can be devastating, and the loss of trust that ensues is a long time in the restoration. In recognition of the impact on public life of telling and not telling the truth, Westminster Abbey Institute considers the subject in an important series of public conversations, lectures and seminars.
For further details on other events in the series, please visit www.westminster-abbey.org/institute
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Westminster Abbey Institute
The Westminster Abbey Institute has been founded to foster faith in public life, among those working around Parliament Square and beyond. The Institute will draw on the Abbey’s resources of spirituality and scholarship, rooted in its Benedictine tradition, to become a public forum for vigorous debate and lively truth-telling on issues of faith, ethics, politics and public policy-making.