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Honorary Senior Research Fellow appointed

02/09/2019 10:29

The William Temple Foundation is delighted to announce that Dr Maria Power has been appointed as an honorary Senior Research Fellow at the Foundation.

Dr Power is also a Research Fellow at Blackfriars, University of Oxford, where she works at the Las Casas Institute on the relationship between understandings of Human Dignity and non-violent approaches to conflict resolution. She has expertise in intra and inter-faith dialogue, the role of ethics in the work and business environment, and peacebuilding practices. She has published and lectured widely on these topics both nationally and internationally. She is a Visiting Research Fellow at the Benedict XVI Research Centre at St Mary’s University and has recently been the Holland Visiting Fellow at the University of Durham.

Dr Power’s research at the Foundation will focus on a theology for post-Brexit Britain and a re-working of William Beveridge’s ‘five giants’ of social need for the 21st century.

Commenting on the new appointment, Director of Research Professor Chris Baker says: ‘Dr Power is a significant, emerging voice in public theology in the UK, Ireland, and beyond. Her commitment to the research agendas that we are seeking to develop at the Foundation—including a focus on Temple’s contribution to the welfare state, and dialogues with public theology from a conflict studies perspective—is exciting. Her appointment will add great value to the work of the Foundation going forward.’

Dr Power says: ‘I’m delighted to be joining the William Temple Foundation at such an exciting time. My research interests in public theology and the future of the welfare state dovetail perfectly with the Foundation’s research agendas. William Temple’s theology and policy work has been an inspiration to me for a number of years, and I am pleased that I have been given this chance to develop his legacy.’

You can read more about our Research Fellows and their work here.


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