PEACEtalks is a monthly event (held on the second Saturday of the month) hosted by Paddington Anglican Church aimed at serving the community by promoting and cultivating deep conversations about life, the world and everything. ‘PEACE’ stands for ‘political, ethical, artistic & cultural engagement’. As such, our events seek to take all of these areas of our shared humanity seriously in a world where such things are often marginalized. We also seek to demonstrate the ways in which spiritual and theological reflection enable us to look at all of these important areas afresh. All welcome!
We begin at 7pm with a light meal freely provided. Meals are generally vegetarian and cater for a wider variety of dietary situations. The evening’s talk generally kicks off at 7.30pm followed by discussion and desert.
By offering monthly lectures on a wide variety of topics we hope to communicate that the Church takes the pursuit of truth and beauty seriously because we believe that the world and our minds are imbued with God’s wisdom and, furthermore, we are told that ‘wisdom cries out’ (Proverbs 1:21) to us so that we may be drawn to their ultimate source in God.
Join us on Thursday February 28th for our next PEACEtalks (a monthly night devoted to political, ethical, artistic & cultural engagement). Dave Taylor will speak on ‘Making the World Strange: the Church’s intellectual vocation’. The evening starts at 6:30pm with a light meal, the session will begin at 7pm with a talk and Q&A followed by supper and conversation.
You can see our latest Peacetalks event advertised on our news page here.
To stay in touch with the PeaceTalks Community – join our Facebook group – PeaceTalksPaddo
For more info contact Brooke Prentis, our PEACEtalks Director on brooke[AT]paddington.church
- 13/5/17 – Alix Beeston
- 8/4/17 – Meredith Lake
- 11/3/17 – Matthew Tan
- 11/2/17 – Post-Truth Politics: A Public Conversation
- February 2016 – The Politics of Lifestyle – Dr Chris Mayes
- March 2016 ‘Faith, Art & Travel’ Poetry of Dr Peter Stiles
- April 2016 – ‘What am I doing with my life?’ Forgetting Careerism & Embracing Vocation, Dr Geoff Broughton
- May 2016 – Re-thinking ethics and God – Dr Emma Wood
- June 2016 – Election Special: Can we believe in Politics? Hosted by Julia Baird, a discussion between Rev Dr Michael Jensen and Professor Vrasidas Karalis.
- July 2016 – Why can’t I just believe? Doubt in the religious life – Dave Taylor, Political Philosopher
- August 2016 – The Church and Family Violence – Kylie Pidgeon, Clinical Psychologist
- September 2016 – Poetry Showcase – featuring Philip Wilcox, Australian Poetry Slam Champion 2016
- October 2016 – The Politics of Postponement by Brooke Prentis & Rev Dr Geoff Broughton
- November 2016 – Visionary Pragmatism: Rereading David and Goliath for Transformative Politics in Catastrophic Times by Romand Coles
- February 2015 – Aaron Weiss
- March 2015 – Launch of ‘Restorative Christ’ by Dr Geoff Broughton in conversation with Jarrod McKenna
- April 2015 –Mental health and the Christian – Dave Taylor
- May 2015 – Theology and Victorian Literature, Dr Peter Stiles
- June 2015 – ‘The Virtue of Receptivity: Living in a Relationally Ontological World and Its Implication for the Arts’. Jenny Ihn
- July 2015 – ‘The Matter of Politics: Camps, Clinics as the manifestation of political ideologies’ by Dave Taylor
- August 2015 – ‘Who is My Neighbour?’ by Professor Vrasidas Karalis
- September 2015 – ‘When the ground therefore was curst’? The bible and the environment in Australia , Dr Meredith Lake
- October 2015 – Dr Joel Harrison
- November 2015 – Wisdom’s Children, Biblical Proverbs & Western Culture – Dr Ben Myers
- December 2015 – The Cinematic Christ – Dr Geoff Broughton
- April 2014 – Cynicism – Dave Taylor
- May 2014 – Rope Movie Discussion Night
- June 2014 – The Christian Faith & Climate Change – Byron Smith
- July 2014 – Hearing from Love Makes A Way
- August 2014 – Loneliness – Dave Taylor
- September 2014 – Individuality – Tess Holgate
- October 2014 – International Development & the myth of redemptive violence- Dr Kate Harrison Brennan
- November 2014 – Poetry Slam Picnic
- December 2014 – The Meaning of Advent