Who Is My Neighbour? Published By SPCK

Who Is My Neighbour?

The Global and Personal Challange

Edited by Richard Carter and Sam Wells

Who Is My Neighbour?
  • Length: 160 pages
  • Published: February 15, 2018
  •  In stock
  • ISBN: 978-0-2810-7840-0
  • Item Code: P07840

Following Britain's decision to leave the European Union, and with increasing division, xenophobia, and confusion over future national and international relationships, this thought- and action-provoking book considers the crucial question: Who is my neighbor?

What does the Christian injunction to "love your neighbor as yourself" actually mean in practice today? Contributions by renowned theologians and practitioners reflect on this subject in relation to issues of poverty, ecology, immigration, fear, and discrimination, and the recent political upheavals both in Europe and the United States.


Introduction: Who is my neighbour? (Sam Wells)
Welcoming angels unawares (Meg Warner)
Beyond fear and discrimination (Sarah Coakley)
My neighbour, my nation and the presidential election (Stanley Hauerwas)
My neighbour and the ecological crisis (Michael Northcott)
My neighbour the refugee (Sarah Teather)
The ethics of global relationships (Rowan Williams)
Conclusion: My neighbour in Trafalgar Square (Richard Carter)

Samuel Wells

Samuel W. Wells is vicar of St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London, and visiting professor of Christian Ethics at King's College, London. He was previously dean of Duke University Chapel and research professor of Christian ethics at Duke Divinity School. His pastoral experience before coming to Duke included a spell as a community worker in inner-city Liverpool. He served four parishes as a Church of England priest from 1991-2005. Most of this time was spent in the post-industrial North East and in a socially disadvantaged neighborhood in East Anglia. He also served suburban and urban village communities in Cambridge. From 1998-2003 he was closely involved in establishing a community-led development trust, the first such organization in the East of England. During this time he also launched a non-profit organization offering disadvantaged children opportunities to discover wonder and joy through creative play. Wells is the author of numerous books including Transforming Fate Into Destiny, Improvisation: The Drama of Christian Ethics, God's Companions, Speaking the Truth: Preaching in a Pluralistic Culture and Be Not Afraid: Facing Fear with Faith.

BY Samuel Wells