Religious leaders explore the theme of 'Living as a Creative Minority in the UK'

08/03/2016 6:05 pm

The Benedict XVI Memorial Lecture commemorates and celebrates the spirit of Pope Emeritus Benedict’s meeting with members of other religions that took place during his visit to the UK in 2010.

Held in partnership with St Mary’s University, Twickenham, where the original meeting took place, the initiative aims to keep alive and develop that spirit.

This year, the lecture explored the theme of 'Living as a Creative Minority in the UK'.

Presentations were made by Cardinal Vincent Nichols, President of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales, the Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis and Islamic scholar Maulana Sayed Ali Raza Rizvi.

Each presentation addressed the ways in which we live as a creative minority in the current climate. As Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI said:

"The dialogue of religions is a necessary condition for peace in the world".

After the addresses, there was a 40-minute question and answer session.

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Cardinal Nichols' Address

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Cardinal Vincent Nichols address to guests at the Benedict XVI Lecture held at Archbishop's House, Westminster, on Tuesday, 8 March 2016.