Ebor Lecture York

INTERCULTURAL RECONCILATION AND PUBLIC INTELLECTUAL ENGAGEMENT

Professor Tariq Modood (MBE) considers how intellectuals can contribute to improving cross-cultural understanding and creating an inclusive public culture. He will also reflect on his engagement with some of the challenges which the presence of Muslims as British citizens create for British public culture and the national citizenship.

The founding Director of the Bristol University Research Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Citizenship, a Fellow of the British Academy, Professor Modood is a prolific author and served on the Commission on Religion and Belief in British Public Life.

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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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FURTHER INFORMATION

Please contact
Conference and Events Office
York St John University
Lord Mayors Walk
York
YO31 7EX

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Date: 

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 -
19:00 to 20:30

Event category: 

Lecture