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Ebor Lectures

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The Ebor Lectures are a response to the growing need for theology to interact with public issues in contemporary society. Public theology is about engaging in dialogue with a range of communities on issues wider than narrowly defined religious matters. This series of lectures aims to promote public conversation and to contribute to the formation of personal decisions and collective policy-making in economic, political and social spheres. It is also an ecumenical project that seeks to exchange insights between academic and religious traditions and to build bridges between church and other religious groups. The lectures relate faith to public concerns including politics, economics, contemporary culture, religion and spirituality, society and globalisation, local and global Christianity.


Global Security and the United Nations: 70 Years On


The year 2015 celebrates 70 years since the founding of the United Nations on 24th October 1945, with 51 member states. The UN has made vital contributions to the life of humanity especially in the areas of international peace-keeping, environmental protection, health care, human rights, gender equality and economic and social development. Today its membership has risen to 193 states. Among the various organizations within the UN, the Security Council is the most controversial both because of its composition and also because of the complexity of the international conflicts and security issues it deals with. The 2015-16 series of Ebor lectures, Global Security and the United Nations, aims to examine the contributions of the United Nations to global security and its shortcomings; to discuss the contemporary issues of global security from political, socio-cultural, economic and religious perspectives; and to explore ways and means for local communities to get involved in promoting and maintaining peace and justice.

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Dates 2015-16



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General information

The lectures will be held at York Minster and at York St John University.

Admission is free but by ticket only. Disabled access is available but please mention when booking. To book use our online booking form  or write to: Ebor Lectures, Faculty of Education & Theology, York St John University, Lord Mayor’s Walk, York Y031 7EX

If you would like any further information please contact the Ebor Lectures Co-ordinator on 01904 876474 or e-mail eborlectures@yorksj.ac.uk

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Contact Us

Ebor Lectures
Faculty of Education & Theology
York St John University
Lord Mayor’s Walk
York Y031 7EX

E: eborlectures@yorksj.ac.uk
T: 01904 876474

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