Ebor Lecture York

"The Challenge of Learning New Habits so we can Live Well Together"

Through this Ebor lecture, Colin Craig will explore the challenges faced in Northern Ireland, living with a compromise where, in the end, no-one claims to have won, but so many actually carry a sense that somehow they lost. How do we achieve a collective commitment to a future that is by its nature uncertain and, at the same time, learn to let go of the certainty that our historical sectarian narratives continue to trap us in?
Colin has recently stepped down as Executive Director at Corrymeela, an organisation working alongside fractured communities and groups in Northern Ireland. Having been involved with the organisation since the 1970s, Colin continues to support their work.

TICKETS

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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."

"The challenge of learning new habits so we can live well together"
Through this Ebor lecture, Colin Craig will explore the challenges faced in Northern Ireland, living with a compromise where, in the end, no-one claims to have won, but so many actually carry a sense that somehow they lost. How do we achieve a collective commitment to a future that is by its nature uncertain and, at the same time, learn to let go of the certainty that our historical sectarian narratives continue to trap us in?
Colin has recently stepped down as Executive Director at Corrymeela, an organisation working alongside fractured communities and groups in Northern Ireland. Having been involved with the organisation since the 1970s, Colin continues to support their work.

TICKETS

Admission (free of charge) is by ticket. To book your ticket please visit

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

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

Tel: 01904 876654

Email:
CONNECT WITH THE EBOR LECTURES

Download a copy of the brochure here 

Website:
Facebook:
Twitter:
Instagram:
Soundcloud:

FURTHER INFORMATION

Please contact

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

Tel: 01904 876654

Email:

Date: 

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 -
19:00 to 20:30

Event category: 

Lecture