Michael Taylor is a graduate of Manchester University and Union Theological Seminary New York. He was a local Baptist minister for ten years in the Northeast and the Midlands before becoming Principal of the Northern Baptist College, soon to become an ecumenical centre for theological education and training and lecturer in theology and ethics at Manchester University. From 1985–1997 he was Director of Christian Aid, then President of the Selly Oak Colleges in Birmingham, and after three years Professor of Social Theology at the University of Birmingham. He was seconded for three years to be Director of the World Faiths Development Dialogue and later participated in a government funded research project on Religions and Development. He has chaired several charities including the Mines Advisory Group in Manchester, the Burma Campaign, and Oxford and District Mencap. He has written books and articles mainly on theology, ethics, and international development. He now lives in Oxford where he is involved among other things with work on climate justice, refugees, and research and writing on Restorative Justice and enjoys walking, the cinema, and trying to write poetry.
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