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February 2019

Public Commencement Lecture – Christian Worship and Desire

Monday, 25 February, 7:30 pm9:00 pm AEDT
Craig Auditorium, Gateway Building, Trinity College, 100 Royal Parade
Parkville, Victoria 3052 Australia
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You are invited to attend the Trinity College Theological School Commencement Lecture by the Revd Professor Sarah Coakley, Professor of Divinity, Cambridge (2007–2018) and Visiting Professional Fellow, ACU (2019). Christian Worship and Desire The Theological School launches its 2019 academic year with a Commencement Lecture by Sarah Coakley on the topic ‘Christian Worship and Desire’. The lecture opens up a discussion about how ‘desire’ operates in the workings of prayer and worship, and how we should think of its enduring significance…

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March 2019

50 Years On: What have Aboriginal people taught me about Ignatian Spirituality?

Monday, 18 March, 6:00 pm8:00 pm AEDT
Jesuit College of Spirituality, 175 Royal Parade
Parkville, Victoria 3052
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Monday 18 March 2019 | Fr Brian McCoy SJ grew up in Melbourne but has spent most of his Jesuit and priestly life in the north of Australia in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Before taking up his role as Provincial July 2014, Brian was the Director of the Tertianship Program for the Australian Jesuit Province. His PhD at The University of Melbourne was titled: Holding Men: Kanyirninpa and the health of Aboriginal men. 

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Justice and Mercy – an Ignatian look at the weightier matters of the law

Monday, 25 March, 6:00 pm8:00 pm AEDT
Jesuit College of Spirituality, 175 Royal Parade
Parkville, Victoria 3052
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Monday 25 March 2019 | Fr Justin Glyn SJ has a licentiate in canon law from St Paul University in Ottawa and was admitted to the Victorian legal profession in November 2018. Before entering the Society he practised law in South Africa and New Zealand and has a PhD in administrative and international law. 

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April 2019

Ignatian Spirituality and a time of conflict

Monday, 1 April, 6:00 pm8:00 pm AEDT
Jesuit College of Spirituality, 175 Royal Parade
Parkville, Victoria 3052
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Monday 1 April 2019 |  Fr Bill Uren SJ is Rector of Newman College at the University of Melbourne. A graduate of the Universities of Melbourne, Sydney, Oxford and the Melbourne College of Divinity, he has lectured in moral philosophy and bioethics at the Universities of Melbourne, Murdoch and Queensland, and has served on over a dozen clinical and research ethics committees in universities, hospitals and research institutes. 

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Public lecture by Professor Dr Heike Behlmer, University of Göttingen

Tuesday, 2 April, 5:30 pm7:00 pm AEDT
Eporo Tower, 285 La Trobe Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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Tuesday 2 April 2019 | The Digital (re)Creation of the Coptic Old Testament, a public lecture by Professor Dr Heike Behlmer, Director of the Institute of Egyptology and Coptic Studies, University of Göttingen

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Ignatian Spirituality and Social Service

Monday, 8 April, 6:00 pm8:00 pm AEST
Jesuit College of Spirituality, 175 Royal Parade
Parkville, Victoria 3052
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Monday 8 April 2019 | Julie Edwards is CEO of Jesuit Social Services. She has over 35 years experience engaging with marginalised people and families experiencing breakdown and trauma. Julie is a social worker, family therapist and a grief and loss counsellor. She is a member of a number of national and international Jesuit commissions and working groups across areas of justice, education, social ministry and ecology. 

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May 2019

Sex and Politics

Wednesday, 22 May, 6:30 pm9:30 pm AEST
Pilgrim Theological College, 29 College Crescent
Parkville, VIC 3052 Australia
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Australian Collaborators in Feminist Theologies: Public Lecture | Explore a spectrum of Catholic reactions to homosexuality in Britain from 1954 to 1971, and especially the jurisprudential and theological attempts of Norman St John-Stevas to forge an updated but nevertheless traditional Catholic position on homosexuality that fused natural law teaching with the insights of biblical exegesis, modern medicine and psychology.

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July 2019

Nazism as an attack on Monotheism: Ethics and theology after the Holocaust

Wednesday, 31 July, 6:30 pm8:30 pm AEST
Philippa Brazill Lecture Theatre, Daniel Mannix Building, ACU Melbourne Campus, 8-18 Brunswick Street
Fitzroy, VIC 3065 Australia
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The Holocaust casts a heavy shadow over the twenty-first century. The Nazi extermination camps radically call into question the very foundations of Christianity, modernity and the postmodern world. Pollefeyt’s work challenges and critically reconstructs ethics and theology by bearing witness to the victims, as well as shedding light on the perpetrators and bystanders, thus providing the basis for a renewed Christian understanding of good and evil for our time.

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August 2019

Knox Public Lecture

Wednesday, 21 August, 7:30 pm9:00 pm AEST
Catholic Leadership Centre, 576 Victoria Parade
East Melbourne, VIC 3002 Australia
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Stage One of the Journey to Plenary Council 2020 involved the collection of submissions from individual Australians and groups following a process of listening and dialogue as they explored how they might answer the main question: What do you think God is asking of us in Australia?  Over 222,000 people participated in the process. What did people talk about? What issues were discussed?  This lecture will explore some of the themes that emerged from the data that have helped build the framework for ongoing dialogue on the future of the Catholic Church in Australia.

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2019 Barry Marshall Memorial Lecture

Thursday, 22 August, 7:00 pm9:00 pm AEST
Craig Auditorium, Gateway Building, Trinity College, 100 Royal Parade
Parkville, Victoria 3052 Australia
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'And he went out and wept bitterly': A socio-cultural reading of Peter's denial in Matthew 26:69-75

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