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The Australian Research Theology Foundation grants for religious projects in Australia

The Australian Research Theology Foundation is inviting applications (max. $10,000) for religious projects within Australia, Themes can range from academic theology to Christian education at the grassroots.
More information is available at

HARVEST BIBLE COLLEGE 2015 RESEARCH CONFERENCE on Church and Ministry – August 27-28, 2015

Theme: Church and Ministry a Contemporary Voice
Harvest Bible College is planning to hold its fifth research conference on “Church and Ministry a Contemporary Voice” to be held August 27-28, 2015.
In this year’s conference, we hope to engage with a wide range of contemporary perspectives on the church and Christian ministry. This is reflected in the two keynote speakers we have engaged to stimulate our thinking:
Dr Graham Hill is Vice Principal (Communications) of Morling College, Sydney
Dr Peter Thein is the Vice-Principal and Head of Missions at Myanmar Evangelical Graduate School of Theology in Yangon, Myanmar.

Proposals should be around 200 words in length and should contain:
• A working title
• A clear description of the ideas and arguments you will present.
• Details of you as presenter, including previous and current studies and presentation experience.
Please send your proposal to Dr Jon Newton, Harvest Bible College, P.O. Box 9183, Scoresby, Vic.3179 or to

2015 St Andrew’s Greek Orthodox Theological College Inaugural Theology Symposium on “ENVIRONMENTAL THEOLOGY AND ETHICS”

2015 St Andrew’s Greek Orthodox Theological College Inaugural Theology Symposium


Friday 9 October & Saturday 10 October – 2015
Keynote Speaker: Revd Dr John Chryssavgis
Theological Advisor to the Ecumenical Patriarch on Environmental Issues
Keynote Address: ON EARTH AS IN HEAVEN: The Theological Roots of our Ecological Crisis
Venue: St Andrew’s Greek Orthodox Theological College
242 Cleveland Street Redfern, NSW, 2016

The Australian Girard Seminar proposed 2016 international conference on Violence & Religion

The Australian Girard Seminar will be hosting the 2016 international conference of the Colloquium on Violence & Religion (COV&R), the main gathering of scholars, practitioners and others interested in Girard’s mimetic theory in the world.

Tentative Dates: Wednesday, 13 July – Sunday, 17 July, 2016 (next year).
Venue: St Patrick’s Campus, Australian Catholic University, Melbourne.
Proposed Theme: Violence in the Name of Religion?

We wanted to let you know these details as early as possible and seek any feedback on the dates and theme. In particular, if you know of any major clashes with the dates or any appropriate speakers on the theme, please let me know. As part of the conference theme, we expect to have a session on Australian history and Indigenous people.

For those who are interested, the 2015 conference of the Colloquium on Violence & Religion will be hosted by St Louis University (USA) on the theme of “The One by Whom Scandal Has Come: Critically Engaging the Girardian Corpus”. Keynote speakers include Shawn M. Copeland, James Alison, David Bentley Hart and Brian Robinette. Registration and the call for papers are open:

Position Vacant – Executive Officer – Tabor College Tasmania

A position is avaliable as Executive Officer, at Tabor  Tasmania.  30 hpw (negotiable), for initially a 12 month engagement. The EO is to provide leadership for the college in two areas – the delivery of a student experience that fulfils TEQSA quality requirements, and the management of the College as a business.

For a copy of the Position Description, or for other queries, please email An outline of the vision, aims and focus of Tabor College Tasmania can be found at Please forward an application that demonstrates how you fulfil the position’s Key Attributes to

Dietrich Bonhoeffer 2015 Symposium 11 April 2015 Immanuel Lutheran Church, North Adelaide

The Dietrich Bonhoeffer 2015 Symposium
will be held on Saturday, 11 April 2015 ~ 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Archer Street, North Adelaide

Details can be found at –

Alphacrucis Biennial conference – On the theme of Leadership – 7 July 2015

Alphacrucis College is hosting our biennial international conference again this year, on 7th July at AC Central, Parramatta. The theme is leadership. The deadline for submission of papers has been extended till15th April.

 All details, including registration information and call for papers can be found on the conference website:

Broken Bay Institute – E Conference – ‘Religion: catalyst for violence or peace? Probing the Abrahamic traditions for answers’

The Broken Bay Institute (BBI) 2015 eConference will be held on Tuesday 23 June. ‘Religion: catalyst for violence or peace? Probing the Abrahamic traditions for answers’ will explore the potential for the three Abrahamic traditions – Christianity, Judaism and Islam – to cultivate peace in a world that associates religion with violence. See Broken Bay Institute E Conference for details

UQ CHED seminar – Historian Ed Larson on ‘”American’s Ongoing Anti-Evolution Crusade”: An Evolving Narrative’

The University of Queensland – Centre for the History of European Discourses, CHED Public Seminar on March 12, 2015,
will be presented by Ed Larson from Pepperdine University on
– ‘”American’s Ongoing Anti-Evolution Crusade”: An Evolving Narrative’
CHED Public Seminar . For talk abstract and event details,

SFC Research Seminars

The St Francis College Research Seminars provide an avenue for Honours students, Masters students, and doctoral candidates to participate in a forum where faculty are presenting their own current work while also modelling good research and writing practice. These seminars are held three times each academic semester, and are open to clergy and members of the wider community. Staff and students from other local ANZATS schools are always very welcome, and are invited to offer presentations during the year.

These seminars are held between 2.00pm and 5.00pm on the dates listed below. The topics for semester one in 2015 are as follows:

Semester One

12 March

1. Greg Jenks: More Than Couch Change: The Coins from Bethsaida.
2. Peter Lewis: The Coins of Agrippa II.
3. Anthony Rees: Moses, Mother of Israel?

16 April

1. Graham Warren: BTh (Hons) research report
2. Peter Devenish-Mears: PhD research report
3. Steven Ogden: topic to be confirmed

14 May

1. Linda McWilliam: BTh (Hons) research report
2. Mervyn Lander: Autoethnography and Ministry Research.
3.  Marie-Louise Craig: topic to be confirmed

More information: