The Ebor Lectures aim to promote a conversation between theology and public issues, and to contribute to the creation of personal and collective decision-making in economic, political, and social spheres. Speakers range from leaders in their fields to those with an important story to tell. The lectures provide people with an opportunity to engage with current issues such as politics, economics, contemporary culture, religion, spirituality, and globalisation. The Ebor Lectures offer a space for dialogue between theology and a range of communities such as educational institutions, public interest groups, religious groups and anyone with an interest in contemporary issues within society.
The Ebor Lectures is an ecumenical project jointly organised by York Minster, York St John University, The Order of Carmelites, The Yorkshire North and East District of the Methodist Church and The C. & J. B. Morrell Trust.
The Ebor Lecture events that had been planned for 2020 have sadly all been cancelled because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
In place of the regular lectures, the Ebor Lectures committee is inviting people from all walks of life to reflect on how the world looks - or could look - through the lens of the coronavirus. These short reflections are available to view on the Ebor Lectures YouTube channel.
Find out more about the series, and browse the lecture archive, on the Ebor Lectures website.