Dr James Walters

Dr James Walters

Senior Lecturer in Practice

Department of International Relations

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Key Expertise
Religion, Interfaith Relations, Religious Conflict, Theology

About me

James Walters is founding director of the LSE Faith Centre and LSE Religion and Global Society. Since opening in 2014, the centre has developed programmes to promote religious literacy, interfaith leadership and a better understanding of religion-related conflict among the LSE’s diverse student body, in government and among wider global publics. Dr Walters is a Senior Lecturer in Practice, affiliated to the Department for International Relations and an associate of the LSE Department of International Development.

Dr Walters studied theology at Cambridge University and writes on the interface of theology, philosophy, and political science. He has published five books including Loving Your Neighbour in an Age of Religious Conflict (Jessica Kingsley 2019), Religious Imaginations: How Narratives of Faith are Shaping Today’s World (ed. Gingko Library 2018) and a theological engagement with the work of the French philosopher Jean Baudrillard (Bloomsbury 2012). He is a member of the Academic Board of the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Examination in Theology and an associate of the St Paul’s Institute.

Dr Walters is a priest in the Church of England. He is an honorary canon of Chichester Cathedral in West Sussex and an elected member of the Church of England General Synod representing universities and theological colleges.

As a senior lecturer in practice Dr Walters is available as a co-supervisor for doctoral research.


Expertise Details

With a background in Christian theology and philosophy; I have moved into the area of interfaith relations and the role of religion in the public sphere; particularly contemporary geopolitical conflict.

My research