School of Divinity

Centre for Theology and Public Issues

Promoting reflection and research on important public issues to which Christian theology can make a constructive contribution.

Founded in 1984 as the world's first centre for research on public theology, the Centre for Theology and Public Issues (CTPI) brings together theologians, colleagues from other academic disciplines, faith leaders, policy makers and the public to consider current and future issues that affect society.

The Centre extends this dialogue through research and disseminates its findings through seminars, public events and publications.

Topics of particular interest include:

  • poverty and welfare
  • justice and the penal system
  • peace and international security
  • suicide and public health
  • finance and ethics
  • national identity
  • devolution and citizenship

Postgraduate studies

Within the wider School of Divinity, researchers at the Centre deliver a range of one year taught or research Masters programmes and supervise PhD students in their specialist areas.

For further details of the study opportunities available, please go to our Graduate School pages.

Contact the Centre

The contact details of our Director and staff associated with the Centre may be found on the CTPI website:

CTPI website