The Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks Annual Memorial Lecture 2024

Wednesday 27 March 2024 at 6:00 pm at King's College London

The Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks Annual Memorial Lecture addresses the issues that challenge us as a society, stimulates debate about morality and social policy, and connects people to the issues Rabbi Sacks spoke about as a leading global moral voice, which remain relevant in today’s world.

The Rt. Hon. Gordon Brown delivered the 2024 lecture on Hope, Faith and Charity.

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Gordon Brown called for a new partnership to tackle poverty.
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Closing remarks were delivered by Gila Sacks.

The Rt. Hon. Gordon Brown served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 2007 to 2010, Chancellor of the Exchequer from 1997 to 2007 and as a Member of Parliament in his home county of Fife, Scotland, from 1983 to 2015.

He is the United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education and is a passionate advocate for the rights of children and believes every girl and boy deserves the opportunity of an education, learning and skills for the future. Since September 2021, he also serves as WHO Ambassador for Global Health Financing.

Gordon is Chair of the High-Level Steering Group of Education Cannot Wait, the education in emergencies fund; Chair of the Inquiry on Protecting Children in Conflict; and serves as Chair of the International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity.

Gordon is the author of several books including Beyond the Crash: Overcoming the First Crisis of Globalisation, My Life, Our Times, Seven Ways to Change the World and most recently, Permacrisis: A Plan to Fix a Fractured World.

Paying tribute to Rabbi Sacks after his passing, Gordon Brown said: “Rabbi Sacks taught me the importance of civic society, the limits of markets, the indispensability of a public morality. This new century has been shaped by extraordinary upheavals… but at all times, and throughout these crises, Jonathan was a powerful voice, explaining how learning from these events we can come together and change the world for good.”

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