The Ebor Lectures are a response to the growing need for theology to interact with public issues in contemporary society. Public theology is about engaging in dialogue with a range of communities on issues wider than narrowly defined religious matters. This series of lectures aims to promote public conversation and to contribute to the formation of personal decisions and collective policy-making in economic, political and social spheres. It is also an ecumenical project that seeks to exchange insights between academic and religious traditions and to build bridges between church and other religious groups. The lectures relate faith to public concerns including politics, economics, contemporary culture, religion and spirituality, society and globalisation, local and global Christianity.
Journeys: Changing Places, Minds and Beliefs
In 2017 the 11th series of the Ebor lectures, ‘Journeys: changing places, minds and beliefs’, aims to explore humanity’s endeavours of journeying. Topics in this series include: religious radicalisation in contemporary politics, debates over the situation of refugees in Europe; pilgrimage and spiritual journeys; socio-cultural diversity; equal and just society; the changing nature of contemporary media; and the reformation of faiths (to mark the 500-year anniversary of the beginning of the Protestant Reformation in 1517).
As the ancient Chinese philosopher Laozi says, 千里之行，始於足下 (a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step). It is hoped that this series will provide a step further in the understanding and practice of our journeys.
Chief Executive of Stonewall
22 February 2017; York Minster, 7.00pm
Dr Timothy Winter
Shaykh Lecturer in Islamic Studies at the University of Cambridge
29 March 2017; Temple Hall, York St John University, 7.00pm
Political Editor of The Sunday Times
26 April; York Minster, 7.00pm
Dr Casey Strine
Lecturer in Eastern History and Literature at University of Sheffield
24 May 2017; Temple Hall, York St John University, 7.00pm
Professor Eamon Duffy, FBA
Emeritus Professor of the History of Christianity
5 July 2017; York Minster, 7.00pm
Contributing Editor at Christian Today; former Religious Affairs Correspondent for The Times
11 October 2017; Temple Hall, York St John University, 7.00pm
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