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Call for Papers: Grounding the Sacred through Literature and the Arts Conference

Grounding the Sacred through Literature and the Arts Conference 

Thursday 23 July to Sunday 26 July 2015 inclusive

Australian Catholic University

25A Barker Road, Strathfield NSW 2135

Grounding the Sacred is the third in a series of conferences presented by The Sacred in Literature and the Arts (SLA), a community of interest that brings Australian and international writers, artists, musicians, academics, religious and members of the general public together to explore the interplay between the arts and the sacred.

Please follow the link for more information: Grounding the Sacred 2015

Just Art: Social Justice Through Art

Associate Professor Lindsay Farrell (ACU) will be presenting a public lecture on Social Justice through art at 6pm on 16 October. For more details, please see the attached flyer.

Lindsay Farrell Public Lecture

Theology Research Seminar at ACU on Friday 21 March


The School of Theology at Australian Catholic University invites you to its Research Seminar on Friday 21 March 2014

10am: David Loder (pre-submission seminar for doctoral thesis)

The Spiritual Formation of Queensland Baptist Ministers


11:30 am: Kosta Simic (Confirmation of Candidature Seminar for Doctoral Research)

The Corpus of Hymns Attributed to Germanos I, Patriarch of Constantinople (715-730): Hymns as Tools for Byzantine Identity Information in the Period of Crisis.


12:10 am:  Justin Pigott (Confirmation of Candidature Seminar for Doctoral Research)

Reading Councils Backwards: Challenging Teleological Perspectives of Constantinople’s Rise through Council Canons and Acts 381 – 451.


Australian Catholic University, 1100 Nudgee Road, Banyo
Video Conference Room AC.22

RSVP to              Phone: (03) 5336 5393

Griffith Climate Change Public Seminar–The Role of Faith in Climate Change Adaptation

Dear Friends,

Please join us for the next enlightening Griffith Climate Change Public Seminar (the final seminar for 2013) – The role of faith in climate change adaptation.

Date: Thursday, 14 November 2013

Time: free supper from 5:30 pm with 6 pm seminar start.  Concludes with audience questions and discussion at 8 pm

Venue: EcoCentre, Griffith University, Nathan campus

Summary: This presentation explores the role faith plays in supporting climate change adaptation. This will be examined from two perspectives. First, faith will be examined as a personal motivator to face challenges, strengthen resilience and maintain persistence in work. Second, faith as an institution will be examined as an important contributor to resilient communities and policy making. This discussion will also include the presentation of a deliberative democratic framework of nine principles to facilitate in infusion of faith perspectives in climate change decision making.

We have a fantastic line up of speakers:

Dr Brian J Adams, Director of the Multi-Faith Centre, Griffith University

* Dr Sylvie Shaw, Lecturer in Religion and Spirituality Studies, University of Queensland

* The Very Reverend Dr Peter Catt, Dean, Anglican Diocese of Brisbane

To assist with catering RSVP to Lisa Malcolm: (  or call the EcoCentre on 07 3735 7124.

Further information:


Kindest Regards,
Multi~Faith Centre

Nathan Campus, Griffith University

170 Kessels Road, Nathan

Brisbane, Queensland, 4111 Australia


T: +61 (0)7 3735 7052 F: +61 (0)7 3735 7131

Early Christian Centuries Conference in Melbourne

The forthcoming international conferences ‘Early Christian Centuries’ grow out of the activities of the Centre for Early Christian Studies at Australian Catholic University over the past twenty years and have become an integral part of the work of the Asia-Pacific Early Christian Studies Society, established in 2003.

Previously entitled ‘Prayer and Spirituality in the Early Church’, these conferences encompass themes between the first and the seventh centuries, from Pauline literature, the New Testament, Jewish, Gnostic, pagan, late-antique, and proto-Islamic perspectives. There are opportunities for literature, art, architecture, liturgy, monasticism, philosophy, and the material remains of the early Christian centuries to be explored in these conferences, each of which has a theme.

Thursday, 3rd October – Saturday, 5th October 2013
115 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy, Victoria
For more information, please follow the link to the websites below:,_institutes_and_centres/theology_and_philosophy/news/conferences/conferences_organised_by_the_faculty_that_occur_on_a_regular_cycle/early_christian_centuries_i

Australian Council of Christians and Jews National Conference: “Engaging the Other”

The Australian Council of Christians and Jews will be holding its National Conference at Australian Catholic University’s campus in Banyo from 29 September to 2 October 2013.

The conference theme is “Engaging the Other: Jewish-Christian Perspectives in Light of the 2007 Berlin Document, ‘A Time for Recommitment'”

The keynote speaker is Emeritus Rabbi Dr John Levi AM DD.

For more information please contact Dr Terry Veling at ACU (terry.veling *at* or consult the Conference Brochure