On 24 January, Lord Bhikhu Parekh, a political theorist and Labour member of the House of Lords, will give the 2017 Hook Lecture on ‘Religion and British Public Life’ at Leeds Minster.
Lord Bhikhu Parekh (who has helped shape the British understanding of multiculturalism and is now patron of the Commission for Religion and Belief in Public Life) will ask: how do secular changes in British society, and its diversity, affect the public role of religion?
The Hook Lectures were established in 2011 and attract a large audience from the universities, faith communities and from the wider public. They are co-organised by Leeds Minster, Leeds Church Institute, and Theology & Religious Studies at the University of Leeds.
Past lectures have been given by Mary Warnock, Mona Siddiqui, Giles Fraser, Sara Maitland and Frances Young.
The lecture takes place on Tuesday 24 January, 7.30pm at Leeds Minster. Admission is free, but by ticket only. To reserve one, contact LCI at events [at] leedschurchinstitute.org or 0113 391 7928. Tickets available online here.