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Rev Dr Malcolm Brown

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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. He has been an Anglican priest since 1979, working in inner city and rural parishes and as an industrial chaplain. During the 1990s he was Executive Secretary of the William Temple Foundation, a think tank within the University of Manchester working on theology, economics and urban issues, where he completed his PhD on the dialogue between Christian ethics and economics. Malcolm has taught at universities in Britain and Finland, most recently in the Cambridge Theological Federation where he was Principal of the Eastern Region Ministry Course from 2000 until taking up his present post in 2007. In addition to numerous articles and contributions to collections of essays, his books include: After the Market (Peter Lang, 2004), The Church and Economic Life (Epworth: 2006), Faith in Suburbia (Contact Monographs: 2006) and Tensions in Christian Ethics (SPCK: 2010). He lives in a village outside Cambridge.

The Disraeli Room
ResPublica’s Response to the Industrial Strategy White Paper

Following the creation of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy in July 2016 and firing the starting gun for a string of sector...

The Disraeli Room
ResPublica’s Response to the Autumn Budget 2017

The second Budget of 2017 delivered by Philip Hammond following the abolition of the Autumn Statement, was widely trailed as a tight political tightrope for...

Child Protection in the Digital Age

I was delighted when the Government introduced its Digital Economy Bill in the last session which gave effect to the 2015 General Election manifesto commitment...

A stake in it for everyone; why Conservatives should support regulation of Fixed Odds Betting Terminals

FOBTs or B2 machines are highly addictive, one way we know this, according to research conducted by the Campaign for Fairer Gambling, is that FOBT...

Championing renewed leadership in governance and business practice

It didn’t get to the point where we saw ‘Save Unilever’ held aloft on placards outside Downing Street, yet there was widespread unease about Kraft’s...

Industrial Strategy: A positive start but more must be done

The Government revealed their industrial strategy this week, with three main aims: Build on our strengths and extend excellence into the future; Close the gap...

Who can give the modern Cathy a home?

It’s 50 years since Ken Loach’s groundbreaking film, Cathy Come Home, documented the inhuman effects of homelessness. Without a home, as his heartbreaking film shows,...

We need a manufacturing resurgence more than ever. How can we bring it about?

There’s been a familiar narrative emerging since Thursday’s vote – this was the left behind white working class getting one over the London-centric political and...

The economic impacts of a Brexit would make us more, not less, reliant on other countries

Yesterday’s letter from Ford to its employees was the latest chapter in the economic debate on Britain’s EU membership, which has largely focused on the...