Jenny Taylor

Jenny M Taylor

Member, LGA Editorial Advisory Board


Jenny Taylor is a writer, freelance journalist, and consultant who has worked to encourage religious literacy across the media, including at the Reuters Foundation and the NUJ. She worked and travelled with missions for ten years before setting up Lapido Media, Centre for Religious Literacy in Journalism. She was awarded her doctorate on Islam and secularization in Britain from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London in 2001. Her writings include—with Bishop Lesslie Newbigin and Professor Lamin Sanneh—Faith and Power: Christianity and Islam in Secular Britain, published twice (by SPCK and Wipf and Stock), and A Wild Constraint: the Case for Chastity, available from Bloomsbury. She is a part-time research fellow in media, communication, and journalism at the Kirby Laing Centre for Public Theology in Cambridge and is writing a book on recovering the Christian origins and public interest ethics of the press.