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EBOR Lecture: The challenge of learning new habits so we can live well together
April 11, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmFREE but booking with eventbrite is required
Speaker: Colin Craig
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.
This is part of the Ebor Lectures 2018 Programme with the theme Peace and 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 Ghandi said in his teaching on peace: ‘You must be the change you wish to see in the world’.
The Ebor lectures is a project jointly organised by York Minster, York St John University, The Order of the Carmelites , The Yorkshire North and East District of the Methodist Church and The C. & J.B. Morrell Trust.