Rev Professor Michael Taylor

Emeritus Professor of Social Theology, University of Birmingham

Rev Professor Taylor was Director of Christian Aid for twelve years from 1985–97, and from 2001–04 was seconded by the University to be Director of the World Faiths Development Dialogue.

He was closely involved in the creation of the Centre for the Study of Global Ethics. He was President of the Jubilee 2000 Debt Campaign and chairs several NGOs.

He is interested in using the insights of faith traditions (mainly Christianity) to inform social policy especially in the area of poverty reduction and human development. He has recently studied some parallels between social theology in Christianity and Islam and is currently involved in the Faiths and Development research project funded by DFID and led by the University.

Recent publications include: Poverty and Christianity (SCM 2000), Christianity, Poverty and Wealth (SPCK 2003) and Eat, Drink and be Merry, for Tomorrow we Live (T and T Clark 2005).