"Secularism and Neutrality of Political Space"
In this lecture Lord Bhikhu Parekh will argue that conflicts in a multi-religious society can only be avoided by creating a procedurally secular and religiously sensitive state. He warns that procedural secularity should not be turned into a full blooded substantive ideology that poses a threat to all religions and becomes a new source of disorder.
Lord Parekh is a political theorist and Labour member of the House of Lord.
Admission (free of charge) is by ticket. To book your ticket please visit www.yorksj.ac.uk/eborlectures
THE EBOR LECTURES
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 also 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 a project jointly organised by York Minster, York St John University, The Order of Carmelites, The Yorkshire North & East District of the Methodist Church, and The C. & J. B. Morrell Trust.
2018 THEME: PEACE & RECONCILIATION
The year 2018 marks the centenary of the ending of World War I. Communities and individuals across the world will be involved in commemorating and remembering those who fought, survived, or died in this war. As part of this commemoration our 2018 series of the Ebor Lectures, "Peace and Reconciliation", offers a range of speakers who will talk about various themes, issues, and examples, both past and present, concerned with building peace and promoting reconciliation in a variety of contexts. It is hoped that this series will provide further understanding of how the healing of communities and progress along the peace-building road can be achieved. As Mahatma Gandhi said in his teaching on peace: "You must be the change to wish to see in the world."
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