Associate Tutor in Ecumenism and World Christianity
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Victoria Turner is currently a final-year PhD candidate in World Christianity at the University of Edinburgh, where her thesis research is sponsored by the Council for World Mission and the Milton Mount Trust. It examines how missional theology, impacted by the Global South, influenced the practice of Reformed mission in the UK by focusing on the Iona Community and the Council for World Mission. Previously, Victoria earned an MTh with Merit in World Christianity at the University of Edinburgh and a BA (Hons) in Religion and Theology at the University of Bristol.
Victoria’s research interests include World Christianity, ecumenism, youth studies, decolonial and liberation theology, interfaith, mission history and theology, and political and practical theology. She is the editor of Young, ‘Woke’, Christian: Listening to the Mission Generation (London: SCM Press, 2022) and is currently co-editing Ecumenical Mission in 21st Century Britain (Leiden: Brill, in progress). She has also published peer-reviewed articles in Practical Theology and Reformed World. Her forthcoming book chapters include ‘Strapping in For the Long Haul: Exploring Youth Work in Working Class Areas Through the Mission of the Iona Community’ in L. Larner ed., Confounding the Mighty: Stories of Church, Social Class, and Solidarity (London: SCM Press, 2022); ‘The Tensions of Exploring the Legacies of Slavery Through the Methods of Theology and History,’ in A. Reddie, C. Troupe, P. Cruchley and M. Jagessar ed., Deconstructing Whiteness, Empire and Mission (SCM Press, 2023); and ‘Poverty in Working Classes and Christian Social Movements in Britain’ in D. Hiebert ed., Routledge International Handbook of Sociology and Christianity (Abingdon: Routledge, 2023).
While at the University of Edinburgh, Victoria served as Tutor in courses on ‘Religion in Modern Britain’ and ‘Religion, Violence and Peacebuilding’, as well as ‘Introduction to Christian Theology’. In recognition of her commitment to developing her teaching practice, she has been awarded Associate Fellowship from Advance HE. She also won the World Communion of Reformed Churches Lombard Prize in 2022 for her essay that explored Receptive Ecumenism and its scope for achieving life flourishing.
Victoria has served the United Reformed Church as Youth GA representative and as member of its Legacies of Slavery Task Group and the URC-Baptist Union Interfaith Enabling Group. She is currently on the Editorial Board of Reform Magazine.