An article has appeared in today’s Glasgow Herald by the journalist and commentator David Torrance, an attendee at the Centre’s symposium on the case for and against the UK Trident programme at Christ Church on Friday 20 March.
On Saturday 28 February 2015, the leading letter published in the London Times was a contribution from Nigel Biggar to the debate concerning the coalition government’s refusal to re-consider the size of the UK’s international aid budget (please click on the image below to view the letter):
On November 12, 2014, the Director of the McDonald Centre, Prof. Nigel Biggar, participated in a debateon the theological legitimacy of war entitled “Who Would Jesus Shoot?” with Dr. Thomas Yoder Neufeld, a Mennonite theologian and author of Jesus and the Subversion of Violence.
Around 160 people attended the event, which was held at Union Chapel in Bloomsbury, London, and chaired by Karen Stallard, minister at Union Chapel and a member of the Anabaptist Network steering committee, and Simon Barrow, co-director of the Christian political think-tank Ekklesia. One attendee reported that it was ‘the best, most constructive public conversation about peace and war from a Christian perspective that I think I’ve ever been part of.’
On 24 November 2014, the Director of the McDonald Centre, Prof. Nigel Biggar, addressed an event jointly organised by Christians in Parliament and the Westminster Abbey Institute. The evening reception was held in the House of Commons as part of a series of lectures and seminars focusing on defence policy.
On 16 November 2014, the Director of the McDonald Centre, Prof. Nigel Biggar, was interviewed at St. Andrew’s Church, Oxford, by Revd. Andrew Wingfield-Digby. The interview was followed by an address in which the Director discussed his recent work on the moral and theological legitimacy of war with particular reference to the First World War and the current crisis in Syria and Iraq.