Lombard Prize

Every two years, the World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC), in association with Lombard, Odier & Cie, Bankers of Geneva, Switzerland, offers a prize for a theological essay by a young scholar in memory of the late Georges Lombard, associate of the bank.

The aim is to encourage theological work in the tradition of Reformed thought that responds to challenges of our time, bringing together elements of faith and theology in dialogue with justice and peace issues and mission in the world—all central themes of Reformed witness.

The subject of the 2017 essay was any aspect of the theme of the WCRC’s 2017 General Council: “Living God, Renew and Transform Us.” Essays were submitted in the spring and evaluated by a panel of theologians. The first place award went to Jordan Redding, an ordained minister of the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand and a doctoral student from Dunedin, New Zealand.