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Dr Daleep Mukarji will preach this year's Ramsden Sermon in Great St Mary's, the University Church, at 11.15 a.m. on Whitsunday, 20 May. The Ramsden Sermon is to be given on Church extension overseas, especially in the Commonwealth of Nations.

Born in India and now living in London, Daleep Mukarji studied medicine at the Christian Medical College in Vellore, Tropical Public Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and finally Social Planning for Developing Countries at the London School of Economics.

Returning to India he was founder and Director of The Rural Community Health and Development Department at the Christian Medical College and then  General Secretary of the Christian Medical Association of India.

In 1994 he moved to the World Council of Churches in Geneva. As Executive Secretary for Health, Community and Justice, he equipped churches for health and healing ministries and to respond to issues of justice, inclusion and community development. Subsequently Director and Chief Executive of Christian Aid 1998-2010, he helped establish the charity as a leading agency for justice and social change, with an income of over £104 million by 2010.

Having chaired the Boards of the Overseas Development Institute and of Y Care International, Dr Mukarji is a former member of the Governing Body of London Metropolitan University and is a Governor of the LSE. Within the Methodist Church he chaired the Mission Working Group and was Vice-President of the Methodist Conference 2013-14. He now chairs both the World Church Mission Grants and Global Relations in Mission Committees and serves on the Strategy and Resources Committee and on the Council of the Methodist Church.

Appointed OBE in 2008 and the recipient of several honorary doctorates, Daleep Mukarji is Patron of the Friends of the Church in India.

There will be a drinks reception in Michaelhouse afterwards for those attending.

All are welcome. Members of the University attending should wear their gowns and Doctors wear scarlet.

Sunday, 20 May, 2018 - 11:15 to 12:15
Great St Mary's, the University Church

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