Public Event: 2013 Morpeth Lecture
The Morpeth Lecture was established in 1967 to celebrate the partnership between the University of Newcastle and the Anglican Diocese of Newcastle. The name comes from the College of St John the Evangelist at Morpeth, the previous ministry training and education centre of the Anglican Diocese of Newcastle.
Graham Ward, Regius Professor of Divinity at Oxford University will deliver the 2013 Morpeth Lecture Why Believe?
To have beliefs is a characteristic of being human. In this lecture Professor Graham Ward will examine the nature of believing itself, the signs of its origins both in human prehistory and contemporary investigations into neuroscience. He will also examine the way this anthropological condition relates to religious traditions and faith, emotional life and social organisation.
Professor Ward says, "In a time for conflicting religious fundamentalisms and the political violences that seem to follow in their wake, it is important to understand the role believing plays in being human."
The Morpeth Lecture is presented by the Anglican Diocese of Newcastle and the Office of External Relations.
This is a FREE public lecture open to the community. Registration is essential as seats are limited.
WHEN: 5.45 for 6pm Tuesday, 23 July
WHERE: Christ Church Cathedral,
RSVP: by Friday 19 July
For more information or to RSVP contact email@example.com or phone 02 4921 7454