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David Goodbourn Lecture 2024 "All Because of Religion"

Join us for the annual David Goodbourn lecture "All Because of Religion!" Religion, Violence and the Imperative of Transfiguration.

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Theology, Ministry and Mission

Courses for everyone, from those new to Christian faith or exploring it, to those leading churches, preaching and teaching, or in pioneering roles, you will find a course for you and the support to advance your dreams and follow your calling.

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Chaplaincy Studies

For those exploring or just starting out in Chaplaincy, or those seeking qualifications for senior positions, we have stimulating courses led by highly experienced professionals and academics to help you take your next steps in this increasingly diverse and important area of ministry.

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Community Development

Explore how faith engages with society and culture, through learning and development based on the places that you work or serve. Our range of courses include an optional English Standards Board qualification to become a qualified Community Development Worker.

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Welcome to Luther King Centre

Welcome to the Luther King Centre for Theology and Ministry! Inspired by Martin Luther King’s vision of equality, justice and peace, we are a theological college (or bible college) centred on theological learning, exploring the Christian faith, and discerning how it can be transformative in our world today.

We seek to welcome all and will help you find the right course for you. Among our diverse community are those who are preparing for ordained ministry through one of our key partner colleges, and many others preparing or resourcing themselves for mission, ministry or who want to deepen their understanding of our shared faith. Please explore this website… Find out more about us… And consider becoming part of our learning community.

Graham Sparkes President

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2024 Envisioning Worship Conference

This July Northern College launches its new conference which will help people to dream new dreams

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Job Vacancy: Northern College PA to Principal and College Manager

Job Vacancy: Northern College PA to Principal and College Manager

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David Goodbourn Lecture 2024 "All Because of Religion"

Join us for the annual David Goodbourn lecture "All Because of Religion!" Religion, Violence and the Imperative of Transfiguration.

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We know that studying for the first time, or returning to study after many years can be a daunting prospect. Finding the right course, managing your time, finances, and expectations. If you are considering enrolling, or have any questions about your learning journey, we are here to help.

Constituent Colleges

Luther King Open College
Northern Baptist College
Northern College
Urban Theology Union
Unitarian College Manchester

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