Nicholas Sagovsky is Canon Theologian at Westminster Abbey. He is also a Visiting Professor in Theology and Public Life at Liverpool Hope University. Before that, he taught at the universities of Newcastle upon Tyne, Durham and Cambridge. He was a Commissioner on the Independent Asylum Commission ( www.independentasylumcommission.org.uk), which published its recommendations for the reform of the UK asylum system in 2008. That work has now moved into a three year implementation phase in dialogue with the UK Border Agency. Nicholas Sagovsky has written widely on Christian theology and social justice. His most recent book is Christian Tradition and the Practice of Justice (London: SPCK).