Bishop of Leicester to speak on ‘Pursuing Peace in a World of Faiths’

Posted by er134 at Oct 06, 2016 10:51 AM |
Provost Derek Hole Annual Lecture to be hosted at University of Leicester on Thursday 13 October 2016

Issued by the University of Leicester Press Office on 6 October 2016

Image of The Right Reverend Martyn Snow, Bishop of Leicester available to download at: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/jtkx21m4uvk0rxb/AABf7B11M6W_g7a5xPNY5Wyea?dl=0

The Right Reverend Martyn Snow, Bishop of Leicester, will discuss ‘Pursuing Peace in a World of Faiths’ at a free public lecture at the University of Leicester.

He will present this year’s Provost Derek Hole Annual Lecture which will take place in the Ken Edwards Lecture Theatre on Thursday 13 October at 5.30pm and is free and open to the public.

His lecture, ‘Pursuing Peace in a World of Faiths’ will reflect on his own experiences in different parts of the world to explore how people of different faiths can work together to pursue peace.

The Right Reverend Martyn Snow, who at 47 is the youngest Diocesan Bishop in Britain, recently took over as Bishop of Leicester from Tim Stevens who retired last year.

Bishop Martyn said: “After a string of terrorist attacks across Europe in recent months, many people are deeply worried not just about the possibility of such attacks here, but also about community relations more generally. Leicester can rightly be proud of our track record in community cohesion, but I will reflect in this lecture on the dangers of being complacent.

“More than ever at this moment in our history, we need different faith communities to be open to learning from one another - we all have wisdom to give and we all need to be ready to receive. There is an intimate link between peace with my neighbour, peace with God and peace within myself.”

Provost Derek Hole said: “The Church of England in Leicester has for many years been a leader in creating opportunities for the faiths of our city to work together for the common good, particularly seen through the work of the St Philips Centre for Study and Engagement. Bishop Martyn will continue this theme seeing peace with people as a crucial part of peace with God.”

Tickets to the free event can be booked at: https://derekholelecture.eventbrite.co.uk

The lecture will take place in the Ken Edwards Lecture Theatre on Thursday 13 October at 5.30pm and is free and open to the public. A drinks reception will follow at 6.30pm in the City Lounge on the first floor of the Charles Wilson Building.

For more information contact: events@le.ac.uk

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