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February 2019

Public Conversation – Towards a more compassionate, less anxious society

Thursday, 14 February, 10:00 am12:00 pm AEDT
Stirling Theological College, 44-60 Jackson's Road
Mulgrave, VIC 3170 Australia
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Thursday 14 February 2019 | Hugh Mackay will explore what he regards as the most critical social issue facing Australia – our loss of compassion and the threat to social cohesion.

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April 2019

Public Forum Earth@Peace: Impossible Dream or Necessity?

Tuesday, 23 April, 7:30 pm10:00 pm AEST
St Mary’s College, University of Melbourne
871 Swanston Street, Victoria 3052 Australia
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23 April | Join us for an evening exploring the most critical issues of our time with leading scholars and practitioners from diverse backgrounds. Presentations will be followed by Q&A and lively conversation among panel members.

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June 2019

Healing our Broken Humanity

Tuesday, 18 June, 7:00 pm9:00 pm AEST
Morling College, 122 Herring Road
Macquarie park, NSW 2113 Australia
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Based on their work with diverse churches, colleges, and other organizations, Grace Ji-Sun Kim and Graham Hill will speak about Christian practices that can bring healing and hope to a broken world. They provide ten ways to transform society, from lament and repentance to relinquishing power, reinforcing agency, and more. Embodying these practices enables us to be the new humanity in Jesus Christ, so the church and world can experience reconciliation, justice, unity, peace, and love. Discover how to bring…

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August 2019

The Nature of Things

Tuesday, 6 August, 7:15 pm9:00 pm AEST
Whitley College, 50 The Avenue
Parkville, Victoria 3052 Australia
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We will enjoy refreshments and consider the art before engaging in a material conversation about the way art prompts us to make sense of the nature of things encountered. This interactive conversation will enable us to explore some of the ways in which the discipline of regularly seeing and making art can prompt us to engage the stories of our lives with the work of meaning-making and the art of well-being. Libby Byrne works as an artist, theologian, writer and…

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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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