John Atherton’s Contribution to Industrial Mission

Malcolm Brown writes:

John Atherton, who died on 24th June from heart failure, was a leading figure in Anglican social theology and particularly in the study of Christian ethics in relation to economics. He also made a major contribution to the Industrial Mission movement in its most creative phases, and was profoundly committed to the life of the diocese of Manchester, its cathedral and its work in social responsibility, community work and engagement with the city…

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Malcolm Brown is Director of Mission and Public Affairs for the Church of England, responsible for the church’s engagement with political and ethical issues in Britain and internationally.