Based on the verse from Micah 6:8, “God has shown you what is good… and what does the Lord require of you? But to act justly, love mercy and walk humbly with your God;” the 2018 Micah Lecture took place on 18th June at Liverpool Cathedral. Formerly known as the Urban Lecture, the Micah Lecture takes place every year to help create a space to reflect and share experiences regarding social justice, while being inspired by others who share a commitment to making a bigger difference.

Independent community theologian, Ann Morisy, presented this year’s lecture with the topic of ‘Resilience and the Risk of Lopsided Justice’. With an audience of 85, those in attendance were invited to engage with the lecture by responding throughout and asking questions at the end. Discussion topics included:

  • A moral imperative to retain a critical perspective when promoting and encouraging resilience.
  • Resilience involves reframing our circumstance and building solidarity with others to help us maintain a hopeful frame of mind.
  • Resilience meaning battling with our circumstances.
  • Learning from early Methodism and early Salvationism.
  • Embracing a faith commitment having a positive impact on our agency.
  • The challenge of entitlement.

The lecture is available to listen to on the Liverpool Cathedral sound cloud: