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February 2019

Public Lecture – Life Together, Life for Others

Monday, 4 February, 6:30 pm9:00 pm AEDT
Whitley College, 50 The Avenue
Parkville, Victoria 3052 Australia
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Monday 4 February 2019 | Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s wisdom for ministry in a post-Christian world. Presented by Keith Clements, British Baptist minister, theologian, writer and ecumenist who has written extensively on the life and thought of Bonhoeffer.

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April 2019

Love, Respect and Courage: How the Church can tackle family violence

Thursday, 4 April, 7:00 pm9:30 pm AEDT
St Michael’s Church, 220 Macpherson Street
Princes Hill, Victoria 3054 Australia
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Thursday 4 April 2019 | What can the Church be doing to tackle family violence? This one-off event features an expert panel at the forefront of initiatives to educate and equip the Church in efforts to end violence against women.

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Wine, cheese & good conversation

Friday, 5 April, 6:30 pm8:00 pm AEDT
Old Bishopsbourne, St Francis College
Milton, QLD Australia
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This year we will kick off with an evening conversation with a focus on climate change, with Dr Mick Pope joining us as guest speaker. Mick is a real modern polymath, with qualifications in meteorology, theoretical astrophysics, mathematics and theology (https://about.me/mick.pope). He has written extensively on climate change and theology. The talk will focus on some of the ideas canvassed in his last two books - exploring questions like - what does it mean to love our "neighbour" in a…

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Earth @ Peace Conference

Tuesday, 23 AprilWednesday, 24 April
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, 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, 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, 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, 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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