Professor James Walters

Professor James Walters

Professor 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 LSE’s diverse student body, in government and among wider global publics. Professor Walters is a Professor in Practice, affiliated to the Department for International Relations and an associate of the LSE Department of International Development.

Professor 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). 

Professor Walters is a priest in the Church of England. He is an honorary canon of Chichester Cathedral in West Sussex, a member of the Academic Board of the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Examination in Theology, and a member of the governing council of Westcott House Theological College.

As a professor in practice Professor 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