Tuesday, 8 February 2011

St Wilfrid Lectures 2011


This year's St Wilfrid lecture series at Ripon Cathedral looks exciting. Entitled The Question of God; the Role of Faith in Contemporary Society, the speakers are all national if not international figures - a retired bishop, rabbi, literary critic, post-Christian and Muslim academics and a religious newspaper editor. Sponsored by Ripon Cathedral, the Methodist District of York and Hull, the Diocese of Ripon and Leeds and York St John University, the lectures seek to stimulate cross disciplinary and cross faith discussion and thought. The 2011 programme promises some unique angles on the pressing questions not only for faith but for a multi cultural society.

'In spite of repeated media claims that science has disproved God, God has stubbornly refused to go away. Indeed, during the first decade of the third millennium, the question of God has never been more relevant - not least in terms of global current affairs.'

Put these dates in your diary now!  Admission is by ticket but tickets are free and can be booked via judithbustard@riponcathedral.org.uk  Many of the lectures in the past two years have been extremely well atended so book ahead! Each lecture starts at 7pm ends in plenty of time for you to take advantage of one of Ripon's great restaurants or pubs and continue the discussion in convivial surroundings. There is free parking nearby.

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