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EBOR Lecture: Intercultural reconciliation and public intellectual engagement
March 7, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmFREE but booking with eventbrite is required
Speaker: PROFESSOR TARIQ MODOOD
In this Ebor lecture Professor Tariq Modood (MBE) will consider 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 creates 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.
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.