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What Do Biblical Scholars and Theologians Do When They Get Together?

Meg lets us behind the curtain of how theologies get traction, talks about the SBL and AAR conference, and shares some of a paper she gave this year

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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 Work

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 centre for theological learning, exploring the Christian faith and 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

Latest News

Winter School 2022: Christian Spirituality in Dialogue

LKC Winter School 2022: Christian Spirituality in Dialogue. An opportunity to study Christian Spirituality and how it dialogues with our various contexts.

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What Do Biblical Scholars and Theologians Do When They Get Together?

Meg lets us behind the curtain of how theologies get traction, talks about the SBL and AAR conference, and shares some of a paper she gave this year

Read more
Faith, The Bible, and COP26

Rosalind reflects on how the Bible interacts with the serious environmental crises we are living through – that the COP26 talks are addressing. This links with our course on Faith and the Environment

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Constituent Colleges

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

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