The Rev. Dr. James Walters is Chaplain to the London School of Economics and Political Science. Since his appointment in 2010, he has established the LSE Faith Centre that works to foster interreligious understanding across a student body drawn from 144 different countries. The Centre is home to the LSE Faith & Leadership programme, which combines interfaith religious literacy with leadership development and encourages students to connect their own beliefs with the issues of today’s world.
Dr. Walters holds a first class degree and doctorate from the University of Cambridge and is a regular contributor on the interface of theology, philosophy, and politics. In 2012 he published his theological engagement with the work of the French philosopher Jean Baudrillard. As well as his interfaith interests, he is now researching the theology of money.
Holder of several honorary positions, including Chaplain to the St Ethelburga’s Centre for Reconciliation & Peace, Rev. Walters has served as an officer of the British Society for the Study of Theology. He is an associate priest of St George’s Bloomsbury in London and is a regular visiting preacher to congregations that range from Westminster Abbey to struggling inner city parishes.
Jim has a passion for the Arts and recently commissioned the President of the Royal Academy to design contemporary stained glass windows for the LSE Faith Centre.