Morpeth Lecture 2017

Celebrating it’s 50th Anniversary, the Morpeth Lecture took place on Thursday 2 November at Christ Church Cathedral Newcastle NSW. Guest speaker Professor Terry Lovat addressed the topic: “Saving Islam from Jihadism: A Theological Analysis”.

The lecture explored the ease with which radical Islamist or Jihadist discourse has utilized Islamic sacred source material to promote its cause. The lecture attempted to present a more positive image of Islam by analysing the same material used by the Jihadists to show just how misplaced is their interpretation.

The lecture series was founded to bring theological engagement into the issues of contemporary life.

Photos thanks to Grant Killen.