The Luther Lecture was established by Luther College at the University of Regina in 1977 with the purpose of making a distinctive and stimulating contribution to the life of the University and the general community. Annually, a distinguished scholar or leader of note is invited to give a public talk on matters of spiritual and social importance.
Although the speakers have included such outstanding minds as Northrop Frye, Helen Caldicott, John Ralston Saul, and Margaret Somerville, the lectures are aimed at a general audience, and feature topics of interest to communities in Saskatchewan and beyond. In this way, Luther College aims to express more fully its objective to encourage wise thinking and constructive action in the service of humanity.
The 2014 Luther Lecturer was Dr. Cynthia Moe-Lobeda, of Seattle University. She gave the lecture entitled “Climate Justice: Love as Ecological-Economic Vocation” on Monday, September 22, 2014.