Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster

The journey to God and Faith today

Archbishop Vincent Nichols giving a homily in Westminster CathedralArchbishop Vincent Nichols has delivered the annual Sir Sigmund Sternberg Interfaith Lecture at Leicester University on Tuesday 13 March.

The Archbishop’s lecture, entitled 'The Journey to God and Faith Today', will cover four main topics, which are:   

  • The sacredness of our world 
  • Principles which guide and shape the efforts of the Catholic Church in inter-religious dialogue.
  • How our religious beliefs can contribute to public debate.
  • The importance of the spiritual quest in our journey to God.

 

Archbishop Nichols said, 'I would especially like people to gauge from the talk the importance of the contemplative dimension of our human existence, which we are in danger of losing in our contemporary culture. Yet is precisely this contemplative dimension, this sense of always standing before God, that gives our lives their true depth, motivation and endurance.'

The Sir Sigmund Sternberg Annual Lecture series is designed to promote inter-faith dialogue. Last year’s lecture was given by Conservative peer Baroness Warsi.

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