SEP 00] COVENTRY CITY COUNCIL NEWS
Jubilee 2000 Chair To Deliver Peace Lecture
leader of a worldwide fight against international poverty will be
speaking about the struggle in an annual peace talk in Coventry
Lord Mayor’s Peace Lecture will be delivered in St Mary’s Hall
by Michael Taylor on 17 October.
chair of Jubilee 2000 he has been involved with the international
campaign against third world debt.
leaders have joined in huge protests calling for the cancellation
of the debt for developing countries.
of thousands of people have flocked to register their concerns at
meetings of world leaders.
Taylor was a Baptist minister before becoming Principal of the
Northern Baptist College (which became part of an Ecumenical
Federation) in Manchester and lecturer in Ethics and Theology at
was Director of Christian Aid from 1985-1997 and travelled widely
to visit Christian Aid's partner organisations in most parts of
1976 he has been a member of two Commissions of the World Council
of Churches: one relating to theological education and the other
August 1999 he became the Professor of Social Theology at the
University of Birmingham, whilst retaining the post of Chief
Executive of the Council of the Selly Oak Colleges, which he took
on a year before.
will be speaking about his role in the fight against poverty and
on his time as the Chairman of Jubilee 2000.
Edwards of the Lord Mayor’s Peace Committee said Professor
Taylor’s passion was sure to come to fore in the talk.
is a long tradition of interest in this talk and this year
should be no exception.”
talk begins at 7.30pm.