Margaret Mayman teaches Theological Ethics (THL326) at United Theological College. She is an ordained minister in the Uniting Church, currently serving as the minister of Pitt Street Uniting Church in Sydney. She was a parish minister in New Zealand for 18 years (Riccarton Presbyterian before moving to Sydney in December 2013. She has a PhD in the field of Christian Social Ethics from Union Theological Seminary (New York) where she lived, studied and taught for 12 years.
Margaret is passionate about enabling the church community to engage in the rich and rewarding task of theological and ethical reflection on common life and public issues. At Pitt Street, Margaret leads a congregation that practices a ministry of inclusive hospitality and seeks to participate in the public square in the City of Sydney. Margaret enjoys bringing progressive religious and ethical perspectives into dialogue with the issues of the secular city. She has been involved in a number of social justice campaigns presenting a progressive religious voice on issues such as Marriage Equality and justice for refugees and people seeking asylum.
In 2010 Margaret was awarded an international fellowship to the Kettering Foundation in Ohio where she researched faith communities’ engagement in community politics.