Jonathan Clatworthy is a leading campaigner for liberal Christianity. He loves to bring theological and ethical insights to bear on contemporary debates in churches and society. From 2004 to 2012 he was a major contributor to the successful defence of gay and lesbian priests against the proposed international Anglican Communion Covenant.
Jonathan is a Vice President of Modern Church and writes regularly for it. He also enjoys philosophical and political debate in his local branch of Philosophy in Pubs, takes services in some local churches and is an active member of the Green Party.
He has edited a number of journals, most recently the liberal theological journal Modern Believing. He has taught Ethics and Philosophy at the Universities of Manchester and Liverpool. He has previously worked as a university chaplain and parish priest. He blogs on www.clatworthy.org and www.modernchurch.org.uk.
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