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Thinktank

"seeking to proclaim the Gospel and serve our local community"

Contemporary Society and Contemporary Religion

The Christ Church Thinktank has been in existence for over 10 years. It draws on speakers from all the churches in the Lewes area.  Our speakers provide their services without charge, so our meetings are free and open to all. Whether you go to church or not, join us whenever the topic interests you.

Our meetings are held in the church and also available via Zoom (The meeting on 15 December will be Zoom only). The format is  45 minutes talk and 45 minutes discussion and our average attendance is about 30. All meetings are from 7.30 pm to 9 pm.

If you would like to attend any of our meetings by Zoom, please email the Church Secretary  for further details.

Meeting on Wednesday 15 December at 7.30 pm

Dr Farai Jena will be speaking on

"Why is migration so controversial? "

"International migration is a powerful expression of people's desire to improve their circumstances in a highly unequal world" (UN World Social Report 2020). Farai will talk about international migration from an economic point of view. She grew up in Zimbabwe, obtained academic qualifications in the USA and the UK, and is now a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Economics at the University of Sussex, where she is working on a range of research projects in applied development economics. She will address questions such as what influences the movement of people, what are the costs and benefits of migrating, and what are the effects of migration on migrant-sending and migrant-receiving countries. Policies that can potentially enhance the benefits of international migration will also be discussed.