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We seek to proclaim the Gospel and serve our local community

a United Reformed Church and Methodist Church

Think Tank

Contemporary Society and Contemporary Religion

The Christ Church ThinkTank has been in existence for over 10 years. It draws on speakers from all the churches in the Lewes area.  Whether you go to church or not, come whenever the topic interests you. The format is 45 minutes talk and 45 minutes discussion and our average attendance is about 30. All meetings are from 7.30 pm to 9 pm.

Our next meeting will be on Wednesday 18 April 2018, when Dr Frances Miley will be speaking on

“Misery makes strange bedfellows”: Accounting and Religion?

Dr Frances Miley is a senior lecturer in accounting at the University of Sussex and a member of the congregation at St Pancras. She has taught in universities in Australia and South East Asia, and has lived and worked in Thailand, Uzbekistan and Canada. With her husband, Andrew Read, also a senior lecturer in accounting at Sussex, Frances uses historical research to question assumptions about accounting and its values. Pope Francis has called for the business sector to develop new models that reflect more caring values and social responsibility, but have we become too secular for change to be feasible?  With examples from medieval accounting, the treatment of shell-shocked soldiers during the First World War, environmental accounting, and stigmatisation of indigenous peoples, Frances will explain why she believes this is an important issue in contemporary society.