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Social Justice

Dr. Helen Cameron & Lieutenant John Clifton will be presenting perspectives on social justice.

 

Helen Cameron 

Helen Cameron is Head of Public Affairs. The Public Affairs Unit seek to promote and defend the work of The Salvation Army in the political sphere in the interests of greater social justice for those the Army serves. This can involve lobbying both government and businesses to change their policy and practice. Helen is a practical theologian and prior to her current role set up a research centre at an Anglican Theological College. She has written on theological reflection, mission and researching practice and taught non-profit management.  

A lifelong Salvationist, Helen lives near Oxford on a farm where her husband is the shepherd.

 

John Clifton

John, and his wife Naomi, have been the Officers at Ilford Corps since 2011. John grew up overseas and returned to the UK in 2005 for undergraduate study.  John subsequently gained a Masters in Systematic Theology with distinction from King’s College, London and was awarded the university’s Relton Prize and Ulrich Simon Prize.  He is currently studying at the same university for a PhD in Systematic Theology.  John learned about community organising as a method for justice-seeking while at the training college which led to getting involved with Citizens UK.  He received the ‘Leader of the Year’ Award from Citizens UK in 2014.  John served on the CUK National Council in the build-up to the 2015 general election and is now working on the London Citizens Mayoral Election Campaign with a focus on housing.