The Bishop of Chichester, Dr Martin Warner, has appointed The Revd Dr Jim Walters as an Honorary Canon of Chichester Cathedral.
The Revd Dr Jim Walters is Chaplain and Interfaith Adviser at the LSE - The London School of Economics and Political Science. He is also a Senior Lecturer in Practice at the LSE Marshall Institute for Philanthropy and a Senior Fellow of the LSE Institute of Public Affairs. He has a particular interest and expertise in Social Ethics.
Since his appointment in 2010 Dr Walters has established the LSE Faith Centre which works to foster interreligious understanding across a student body drawn from 150 different countries. The Centre is home to the LSE Faith & Leadership programme, which combines interfaith religious literacy with leadership development and encourages students to connect their own beliefs with the issues of today’s world.
Dr Walters is a regular contributor on the interface of theology, philosophy, and politics. In 2012 he published his theological engagement with the work of the French philosopher Jean Baudrillard. As well as developing this philosophical work he is currently researching the theology of money and recently delivered a series of public lectures on this theme as International Theologian at Murdoch University in Perth Australia. He has also served as an officer of the British Society for the Study of Theology.
Dr Walters has interests in the role of religion in education and contributes to the theological direction of Church of England schools at the national level. More locally he chairs the Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education in the London Borough of Camden.
The installation will take place at the Cathedral in the context of Evensong on Saturday 18 June at 5.30pm.