Public Conversation – Towards a more compassionate, less anxious society
Thursday, 14 February, 10:00 am–12:00 pm
In Conversation with Australian author and social researcher:
Australia’s unprecedented run of economic growth has failed to deliver a more stable or harmonious society. Individualism is rampant. Income inequality is growing. Public education is under-resourced. The gender revolution is stalling. We no longer trust our major institutions or our political leaders. We are more socially fragmented, more anxious, more depressed, more overweight, more medicated, deeper in debt and increasingly addicted – whether to our digital devices, drugs, pornography or ‘stuff’. Yet renowned social researcher Hugh Mackay remains optimistic about Australia’s future, starting with the renewal of local neighbourhoods and communities. Hugh will explore what he regards as the most critical social issue facing Australia – our loss of compassion and the threat to social cohesion.
Copies of ‘Australia Reimagined’ will be available for sale on the day through Farrells Bookshop.
Thursday, 14 February
10am morning tea | 10.30am start, followed by Q&A
Stirling Theological College | 44-60 Jacksons Road, Mulgrave
Made possible by Stirling Theological College, Peninsula Voice and Farrell’s Bookshop.
Stirling Theological College is committed to ongoing theological reflection and the formation of each member of our learning community. Stirling is committed to being Christ centred in heart, thought, word and deed. We form people towards Christ centred lives, mission and ministry. Stirling is committed to giving students the best possible skills to read the Bible in its original context and to then reflect on what that means for today and how to apply it in their lives, not just for their own benefit but to benefit the Body of Christ in its diverse and varied expressions.