Lord Ian Blair
This year's Lent Talks sees six well known figures reflect on different elements of conflict found in the story of Jesus' ministry and Passion from the perspective of their own personal and professional experience.
In the first Lent Talk of the series, Former Metropolitan Police Commissioner, Lord Ian Blair, explores the conflict of religion in public life, considering conflict as a force for both good and evil.
The Christian season of Lent is traditionally a time for self-examination and reflection on universal human conditions such as temptation, betrayal, abandonment, greed, forgiveness and love. The main theme for this year's talks will explore conflict in different forms and how it interacts with various aspects of society and culture.