Liberation or revolution theology
5th March 2021
20:00- 21:45
St Luke’s is delighted to welcome Garth Hewitt to participate in this winter’s series of Food for Thought. Garth has been a regular visitor to St Luke’s over the last 20 years to sing his songs and talk about his experiences promoting justice and hope for forgotten people around the world. This time he will talk about a subject which reflects his experiences of the People’s Revolution in the Philippines, hearing Martin Luther King speak at St Paul’s Cathedral, conversation with the poet Ernesto Cardenal and with the Jewish theologian Marc Ellis. They appear in the Poster for the talk together with Mother Teresa, Óscar Romero and Rachel Corrie. In his talk Garth traces the development of his understanding of liberation theology including other encounters in India, South Africa, and Palestine. After Garth’s talk, the audience will have the opportunity to discuss some of the main messages arising and engage with Garth.

For 40 years Garth visited areas of poverty, conflict, deprivation, and disaster, prioritizing friendships with local people and bringing them encouragement. He returned with personal stories bringing to life media headlines and not forgetting the stories when newspapers had forgotten them. He has persistently challenged the privileged to share and to protest against injustice. He founded the human rights charity Amos Trust in 1985 and was its Director until handing over that responsibility in 2011. Garth retired from his role at Amos Trust at the end of 2020 and will concentrate now on the Garth Hewitt Foundation.

The audience will be encouraged to support Garth’s work by sending a donation to the Garth Hewitt Foundation (via

Register with Peter Ashwell at or 01732 461087 to obtain instructions on how to participate in this Zoom event. The Meeting Room opens at 7.45pm and the Talk starts at 8pm.
The event ends no later than 9.45pm


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