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May 2021

Engaging your Faith: A Pastoral Council, a Pope at the Peripheries, and a Synodal Church

Monday, 17 May, 4:00 pm5:30 pm AEST
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A Pastoral Council, a Pope at the Peripheries, and a Synodal Church With Rev. Dr Max Vodola This session will explore the historic context of the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965) and its designation as a ‘pastoral’ council, the leadership of Pope Francis that continues to live the spirit and grace of Vatican II, his emphasis on a ‘synodal’ church, and the implications of this for the Australian Plenary. Bookings close: Friday 14th May at 12.00pm Engaging Your Faith is a…

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The Newness of the Gospel: Difference as Catholicity

Tuesday, 18 May, 6:30 pm8:30 pm AEST
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The Inaugural Professorial Lecture of Reverend Professor John Flett. Read against the experience of “deculturation” within World Christianity, the lecture surveys the ecumenical failure to grant weight to so-called “non-theological” realities, before locating catholicity in those realities as basic to the local structuring of the church.

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Engaging your Faith: Eucharist as a Mode of Being: Living In and For Communion

Tuesday, 18 May, 7:00 pm8:30 pm AEST
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Eucharist as a Mode of Being: Living In and For Communion With Very Rev. Dr Kevin Lenehan What does it mean to become a Eucharistic person? How can a Eucharistic spirituality transform our attitudes and actions? St John Paul II described the Eucharist as a ‘mode of being’ passed on from Jesus to each believer (Mane Nobiscum Domine, n. 25). This session will explore how we can participate in Jesus’ gift of being-as-communion. Bookings close: Friday 14th May at 5.00pm…

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Engaging your Faith: Spirituality and Wisdom

Wednesday, 19 May, 7:00 pm8:30 pm AEST
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Spirituality and Wisdom With Dr Christopher Morris Wisdom is not about ‘knowing more’ but ‘knowing with more of the self.’ Through reflection on Christian wisdom this session will explore ways to integrate spirituality into daily life, work, and ministry. Bookings close: Monday 17th May at 12.00pm Engaging Your Faith is a series of 8 short sessions offering an opportunity to explore your faith through a variety of topics including: Spirituality, Women in the Early Church, Church History, Reading the Church…

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Examining the Minor Thesis

Thursday, 20 May, 10:00 am11:30 am AEST
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Academic Staff are invited to attend a professional development session on examining the Minor Thesis. This session will cover issues such as the goal and purpose of the Minor Thesis, the examination report and expectations, and a chance to look at some examples of reports. Academic Staff who have, or are likely to examine a Minor Thesis, are most welcome. Especially helpful for new faculty and Early Career researchers. RSVP: Dr Suman Kashyap, skashyap@divinity.edu.au

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Engaging your Faith: A Pastoral Council, a Pope at the Peripheries, and a Synodal Church

Thursday, 20 May, 7:30 pm9:00 pm AEST
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A Pastoral Council, a Pope at the Peripheries, and a Synodal Church With Rev. Dr Max Vodola This session will explore the historic context of the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965) and its designation as a ‘pastoral’ council, the leadership of Pope Francis that continues to live the spirit and grace of Vatican II, his emphasis on a ‘synodal’ church, and the implications of this for the Australian Plenary. Bookings close: Tuesday 18th May at 12.00pm Engaging Your Faith is a…

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Engaging your Faith: Women in the Early Church: Implications for Today

Monday, 24 May, 7:00 pm9:00 pm AEST
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Women in the Early Church: Implications for Today With Dr Rosemary Canavan This presentation will engage the women of the New Testament, examining their presence and participation, their roles, and their leadership, giving a couple of specific examples. It will extend further to the women in the Lycus Valley as a context of women’s presence, participation, and leadership in the broader society as well as the early church. Finally, I will draw some conclusions about what women contributed to the…

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Church law: do we need it and how does it work?

Thursday, 27 May, 12:00 pm1:00 pm AEST
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Free online webinar on the importance and application of church law hosted by Trinity College Theological School

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Engaging your Faith: Can a Scientist Believe in God?

Monday, 31 May, 7:00 pm8:30 pm AEST
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Can a Scientist Believe in God? With Rev. Dr Christopher Mulherin Many people say (or fear?) that God and science don’t mix. “I believe in science …” is often a reason people give for not taking Christianity seriously. This session is an introduction to the ‘conflict myth’ and will offer some clues about how to understand the science and faith relationship as a harmonious one. Bookings close: Friday 28th May at 12.00pm Engaging Your Faith is a series of 8…

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June 2021

Mental Health Forum, hosted by the Uniting Church in Australia

Friday, 4 June, 7:00 pm9:00 pm AEST
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John Swinton is Professor in Practical Theology and Pastoral Care and Chair in Divinity and Religious Studies at the University of Aberdeen. For more than a decade John worked as a registered mental health nurse. He also worked for a number of years as a hospital chaplain, and as a community mental health Chaplain. In 2004, he founded the University of Aberdeen’s Centre for Spirituality, Health and Disability. He has published widely within the area of mental health, dementia, disability theology, spirituality and healthcare, qualitative research and pastoral care.…

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