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Public Conversation – Towards a more compassionate, less anxious society

Thursday, 14 February, 10:00 am12:00 pm AEDT

In Conversation with Australian author and social researcher:

Hugh Mackay

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 communitiesHugh 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
FREE

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Made possible by Stirling Theological College, Peninsula Voice and Farrell’s Bookshop.

Venue

Stirling Theological College
44-60 Jackson's Road
Mulgrave, VIC 3170 Australia
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Phone:
(03) 9790 1000
Website:
http://stirling.edu.au/

Organiser

Lauren Miko | Stirling Theological College
Phone:
03 9790 1000
Email:
lmiko@stirling.edu.au
Website:
http://stirling.edu.au

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