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Ken Leech Memorial Lecture - 'The Viciousness of Injustice'

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An open lecture given by Canon Mark Oakley, Dean of St. John's College, Cambridge.

Canon Mark Oakley has written on poetry and faith and is widely known for being a passionate campaigner for social justice and human rights and he received one of the first National Hate Crime Awards in 2016 for his work amongst minority groups. He is an ambassador for the charity Stop Hate UK as well as being a Trustee of several bodies including Liberty, also known as the National Council for Civil Liberties.

He is also a Deputy Priest in Ordinary to HM The Queen and a visiting lecturer in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at King's College, London.

He was awarded the 2019 Michael Ramsey Prize (MRP) for Theological Writing at the Greenbelt Festival on Sunday 25 August. Oakley’s book, The Splash of Words: Believing in Poetry contains 40 poems, both contemporary and historic. Each poem is accompanied by a reflection from the author.

Ken Leech (1939-2015) was a well known Anglo-Catholic priest and a Christian socialist. He believed that theology must be grounded in prayer and should be the work of the entire local Christian community across the boundaries of class, race, and sex.

He strongly supported the ordination of women and the rights of gay and lesbian people. His publications include guides to prayer and spiritual direction, autobiographical reflections on urban ministry and theological critiques of capitalism and social injustice.

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