Michael Northcott is Professor of Ethics at New College in the University of Edinburgh, and an Anglican priest. He has written 12 books, mainly in the area of religious ethics and nature conservation. His most recent books include Place Ecology and the Sacred (Bloomsbury 2015), Systematic Theology and Climate Change (edited with Peter Scott, Routledge 2015) and A Political Theology of Climate Change (SPCK 2014). He leads a large AHRC research project on Ancestral Time and Scottish Ecocongregations at the University of Edinburgh. Originally from Kent he has also lived and worked in Durham, Manchester and Kuala Lumpur. He is a keen vegetable gardener, cyclist, swimmer, walker, and kayaker.
With the UK voting to leave the European Union and with increasing division, xenophobia, and confusion over national and international relationships, the St Martin-in-the-Fields Autumn Lecture Series examines the crucial question: Who is my Neighbour? What does the Christian commandment to love one’s neighbour as oneself actually means for us today? Lectures by renowned theologians and thinkers will reflect on this subject in relation to issues of ecology, immigration, fear and discrimination, the present political climate both in UK, Europe and the USA and how that the lives of our poorest neighbours may in fact be God’s gift to us as a Church and as a Nation.