This keynote will be about the crisis of faith we are experiencing in western society and will engage with what Chaplains may experience as indifference or hostility towards Christianity. The Revd Dr Sam Wells is a preacher, pastor, writer, broadcaster, and theologian. He has served as a Church of England parish priest for 20 years. He also spent seven years in North Carolina, where he was Dean of Duke University Chapel. Sam is Visiting Professor of Christian Ethics at King’s College London, and a member of the Multi-Stakeholder Council that advises the G20 meetings. He has published 32 books. His most recent book is Walk Humbly. He has been Vicar of St Martin-in-the-Fields since 2012.
Jimmy McGovern is an award winning screenwriter and producer. In this Interview Jimmy, talks about his award-winning TV dramas; from the days of ‘Brookside’ via ‘Cracker’ and ‘Hillsborough’ to the more recent ‘Broken’. His 2017 TV series ‘Broken’ is the focal point of this conversation. ‘Broken’ looks into the role of a Catholic priest, in relation to a variety of extremely serious social issues that affected particular individuals in his parish. This harrowing but intensely moving, unforgettable drama, raises issues with which wider society in Britain has yet to come to terms fully.