Professor Michael Taylor - Emeritus Professor of Social Theology, University of Birmingham and former Director of Christian Aid for twelve years from 1985–97, and from 2001–04 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 has chaired numerous NGOs.
Michael 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.
Most recently he has joined a research team at Regent’s Park College, in the University of Oxford, exploring Restorative Justice policy and practice. Current empirical studies are investigating the place (if any/positive and negative) of forgiveness in Restorative Justice Conferencing.