Saturday 13 of May – PEACEtalks with Dr Alix Beeston who completed her Ph.D. in English at the University of Sydney in early 2015, and is currently working on a book entitled “Composite Visions: The Photographic Writing of American Modernism.” She works as a sessional lecturer and tutor with the English Department at the University of Sydney and is an Anglican Deaconess Ministry Fellow.
Sunday 14 May – 1 Peter IV
Preaching: Byron Smith
6pm Evening Communion
Wednesday 17 May – CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF BURGMANN’S LEGACY
Reformer. Activist. “The Red Bishop”. “A Most Meddlesome Priest”. These are just some of the ways that Bishop Ernest Burgmann came to be known in Australia. Passionate and outspoken about social justice and civil rights, his activism strove to awaken Australia from its conservative complacency. Find out more on Weds 17th May at the Australian Centre for Christianity & Culture Chapel, 15 Blackall St, Barton, ACT 2600. 5:45pm Evening Prayer, refreshments, exhibition. 7:30pm Lecture by Rt Rev’d Prof Stephen Pickard “That Meddlesome God: A Christian future for the Church”.
Sunday 21 May – 1 Peter V
Preaching: Nathaniel Naden and Pip Yeats
6pm Evening Prayer
Wednesday 7 June – 7.30-9pm SPIRITUALITY IN THE PUB at the PADDINGTON RSL CLUB 220-232 Oxford St, Paddington. Topic: “Looking forward, looking back” – Commemorating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Speakers: Rev Mark Lieschke, Bishop, NSW District, Lutheran Church of Australia and Debra Snoddy, Catholic theologian and Scripture Scholar. Donation entry.
Saturday 17 June – PEACEtalks is on ‘Crippled Justice’ with Professor Shane Clifton. Disability is normally understood in terms of individual impairment, but the social model of disability understand disability as a social phenomenon. People are disabled, not by their physical differences, but by a social environment ill fitted to their capacities. This presentation explores the implications of the social model of disability for justice in the church and broader society. Shane Clifton is Professor of Theology at Alphacrucis College. He teaches in the fields of theology and ethics, and his research is focused on the intersection between theology, virtue ethics, and disability. In 2010, Shane had a serious accident that left him a quadriplegic. He is married to Elly and together they are the parents of three boys. Join us for the evening – at 7pm on the 17th of June – there will be a light meal provided.
Saturday 1 July: Mid Winter Storytelling