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.
This free series of lectures aims 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 Lecture Partners
York St John University
Established in 1841 as a York Diocesan Training School, York St John University is now a thriving, friendly Higher Education Community of nearly 6,000 students. Since 2000, £27 million has been spent on developing the campus to provide a variety of new facilities including a new Learning Centre and a Student Services Centre.
York Minster is the cathedral church of the Archbishop and the Diocese of York, and is the provincial cathedral for the Northern Province of the Church of England.
The Order of Carmelites
The Carmelites or Whitefriars are of the four mendicant orders which have had links with York since the 13th century. Currently, they have a community at More House, Heslington which serves as the Catholic Chaplaincy to the University of York. They co-sponsor the Chair of Public Theology at York St John University.
The C and J B Morrell Trust
The C and J B Morrell Trust is named after John Bowes Morrell, formerly Lord Mayor of York. The Trust funds educational projects, especially those associated with the city of York, and for over 30 years it has funded the Morrell Centre for Toleration and the annual Morrell Address on Toleration at the University of York.
The Yorkshire North and East District of the Methodist Church
The Yorkshire North and East District of the Methodist Church covers a large area including the cities of York and Hull, the Wolds, the North York Moors, the coast from Whitby to the Humber estuary, and into the Yorkshire Dales as far as Masham.