Rev Dr Carver Anderson
Carver is a practical theologian and social scientist. As a qualified social worker, Dr Anderson has over 35 years’ experience at practitioner and senior management levels, working with individuals, families and communities plagued by multiple and complex challenges.
Carver is presently one of the Executive Directors and cofounder of the Bringing Hope Charity in Birmingham, working to support individuals and families impacted by crime and serious violence, which includes perpetrators and victims.
Over the years, he has chaired and been part of numerous committees and conferences regarding family and community associated issues as well as concerns. This included being a member of four Home Secretary’s Round Tables for both Labour and Conservative Governments, considering community-involved and community-led interventions, connected to gang/youth related violence in the UK.
In his various roles, Carver has taught, lectured and presented at seminars, conferences, workshops and retreats across Africa, Jamaica, Europe and America, as well as many UK cities, relating to practical theology, youth crime, black young men, social ethics and faith-based interventions.
Dr Anderson is a strong advocate for faith groups to work within interdisciplinary frameworks and partnerships regarding community concerns. His interests therefore lie principally in practical theology, and social ethics, using interdisciplinary tools to explore key issues.