David Muir is a political scientist and theologian. He began his career as a secondary school teacher in South London, teaching Religious Education. Since then he has worked extensively in academia, ministry, and for social justice causes. He has lectured in a range of universities, including Goldsmiths College, Simon of Cyrene Theological Institute, and Canterbury Christ Church University; he was a senior lecturer and director of the humanities programme at London Metropolitan University and is currently Head of Whitelands College.
David acted as chairman of the Metropolitan Police Authority’s Consultation Diversity and Outreach Committee and chairman of the Virdi Inquiry, the MPA’s first public inquiry. He was awarded a National Social Justice Champion Award in 2003 for outstanding commitment and contribution to social action, and in 2021 was chosen a Racial Justice Champion for Churches Together in Britain and Ireland (CTBI). He serves as an Executive Member of the African and Caribbean Evangelical Alliance, co-chairman of the National Church Leaders’ Forum and is on the executive committee for the Transatlantic Roundtable on Religion and Race. David is a much-sought commentator in the media and Christian Press.