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Geoffrey Baines


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Geoffrey Baines is an associate chaplain at the University of Edinburgh, where he served as the Methodist honorary chaplain for the past 10 years. During this time he has supported staff and students through a form of mentoring that values their uniqueness, providing a safe and non-judgmental space for anyone to explore their talents and hopes. Most recently, his work has included exploring how Theory U proposed by MIT's Presencing Institute can enable the transformation of business, society, and self; working on a course of religion and belief literacy; and developing the “What's University For?” project as a means of exploring a more holistic kind of university life. He was a participant in the International Higher Education Interfaith Leadership Forum.