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April 2019

Earth @ Peace Conference

Tuesday, 23 April 2019Wednesday, 24 April 2019
Centre for Theology and Ministry, 29 College Crescent
Parkville, VIC 3052
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At no stage during the 200,000 years of human evolution, have the Earth’s species experienced existential threats of the scale and intensity posed by climate change and nuclear weapons. Until now.

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Public Forum Earth@Peace: Impossible Dream or Necessity?

Tuesday, 23 April 2019, 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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Earth@Peace Cultural Evening

Wednesday, 24 April 2019, 6:30 pm9:00 pm AEST
Centre for Theology and Ministry, 29 College Crescent
Parkville, VIC 3052
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An evening of poetry, singing, music and performance based on themes from the Earth@Peace 2019 conference. This event is organised in collaboration with the Medical Association for the Prevention of War (MAPW). It commences with the launch of William Kelly’s Just Art exhibition, followed by a reading from Tony Birch. A choir and instrumentalists will join members of ICAN (International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons), and there will be poetry readings responding to William Kelly’s artworks. Drinks and nibbles provided.…

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June 2019

The Challenge of Christian Animal Ethics

Wednesday, 19 June 2019, 7:30 pm9:30 pm AEST
Old Warden’s Lodge, Trinity College Theological School, 100 Royal Parade
Parkville, VIC 3000 Australia
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What does Christian faith mean for how we treat animals, especially in our use of them for food? Trinity College Theological School, and the Centre for Research in Religion and Social Policy invite you to join Professor David Clough for a discussion of his new and groundbreaking two-volume work On Animals. Free Admission | All welcome         Praise for On Animals “The most significant Christian theological and ethical treatment of animals in the history of Christian ethics”…

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August 2019

A Christian’s Perspective on The Islamic Notion of Service

Wednesday, 7 August 2019, 8:00 am5:00 pm AEST

Barney Zwartz worked for The Age for more than thirty-two years until the end of 2013. His roles included chief sub-editor, letters editor, opinion editor and, for the last twelve years, religion editor. He now works as a media adviser, as a senior fellow for the Centre for Public Christianity and as a freelance journalist

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September 2019

Navigating life in the age of cyberspace

Tuesday, 3 September 2019Thursday, 19 September 2019
St Michael’s Hall, St Michael's Place, 120 Collins Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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A series of captivating lectures and an innovative workshop with Professor Joseph Camilleri OAM, RASP member and co-organiser of the Earth at Peace Conference 2019.

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Dr John D’Arcy May Public Lecture

Tuesday, 17 September 2019, 7:30 pm9:00 pm AEST
The Study Centre, Yarra Theological Union, 34 Bedford St.,
Box Hill VIC, 3128 Australia
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Free

Dr John D'Arcy May will speak on 'World Religions: A Force for War or Global Peace. Theology in the Face of Pluralism and Injustice'? Religiously fuelled violence is afflicting many countries, just as important democracies are threatened by rising nationalist movements and populism. How can the world religions work together to oppose the misuse of religion to justify violence? John D’Arcy May has drawn on half a century of debate and dialogue about how world religions can help maintain human…

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October 2019

2019 Faith and Work Award Dinner

Friday, 4 October 2019, 6:30 pm9:00 pm AEST
Ridley College, 170 The Avenue
Parkville, VIC 3052 Australia
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Friday 4 October | The 2019 Faith and Work Award Dinner in honour of outstanding integrity and engagement in professional life

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November 2019

Book Launch | Christian Political Theology in an Age of Discontent

Thursday, 7 November 2019, 5:00 pm6:30 pm AEDT
Pilgrim Theological College, 29 College Crescent
Parkville, VIC 3052 Australia
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by Jonathan Cole with addresses by Professor Mark Brett and the author. Light refreshments will be served. This event is supported by the University of Divinity's Centre for Religion and Social Policy.

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Building Earth Ethics in Australia: Pathways and Challenges

Thursday, 28 November 2019Friday, 29 November 2019
Australian Catholic University, 115 Victoria Parade
East Melbourne, VIC 3065 Australia
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28-29 November 2019 | Members of the University of Divinity including Dr Jonathan Cornford, Dr Deborah Guess, Mick Pope will present at this 2-day conference, held at Australian Catholic University.

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