Former Bishop of Oxford to speak on war against terror
Richard Harries, former Bishop of Oxford and well-known
lecturer and public speaker, will be the guest speaker at the next
Ebor lecture being held on Wednesday 23 March at York Minster.
In a lecture entitled ‘Just war against
terror?’, Lord Harries will discuss the topic in the context of the
current series theme, ‘Politics of Fear, Politics of Hope?
Terrorism in the 21st Century’.
Speaking in advance of the lecture, Lord
“The whole concept of a war on terror is
highly misleading and damaging. We need first to understand the
nature of modern terror, what it is and how the terrorists hope to
achieve their aims. Only then can we work out what is both the just
and the best way of countering it.”
Richard Harries was Bishop of Oxford from
1987-2006. On his retirement he was made a Life Peer, (Lord Harries
of Pentregarth), and he continues to be active in the House of
Lords. He is a regular contributor to BBC Radio 4’s Today programme
and is currently Gresham Professor of Divinity at King’s College
London. Lord Harries is the author of a number of books, especially
in the area of war and peace.
The Ebor lectures are organised by York St
John University, York Minster, The Order of Carmelites, The
Churches Regional Commission for Yorkshire & the Humber and
York Institute for Community Theology.
Since their launch in 2006, the Lectures have
established an enviable reputation with prestigious speakers,
promoting debate on topical issues and broadening
discussion. Held annually, past speakers have included Dr
Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr John Sentamu,
Archbishop of York, Robert Peston, the BBC’s Business Editor and
legendary parliamentarian Tony Benn.
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