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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

Postcolonial Engagement: Politics, Religions, Scriptures

Postcolonial Flyer Aug2014_Page_1

International Interfaith Conference • Melbourne


2014 AAPAE Conference


James Alison in Brisbane

International theologian James Alison is coming to Brisbane during May. Further program details will be available shortly, but the key events will include:

  • May 10 – Student talk at St John’s College, St Lucia
  • May 11 – Preaching at St John’s Anglican Cathedral, Ann St (7:30 and 9:30am)
  • May 12 – Public lecture St John’s Cathedral (7.00pm) “Cinderella No Longer: Taking Hope to the Ball.”
  • May 13 – Clergy Workshop on the Atonement at St Francis College, Milton (9.00am – 12 noon)

Further information and online registration is now available.

UQ Research Seminar: Mission Concepts in World Religions

Dr Aaron Gihloni

Friday,  4 April 2014

2.00 – 3.00 pm,

E303 Forgan Smith Building
University of Queensland

Missionary-led expansionism inadvertently helped birth the comparative study of religion. The study of mission as an aspect of religion traces back to Max Müller’s use of the categories of Missionary and Non-Missionary religions to describe “the very heart-blood in every system of human faith.” While missiology is often studied as a sub-discipline of Christian theology, this presentation proposes that mission can be researched within an interreligious framework. The presenter will introduce the concept of “comparative missiology” as well as inviting feedback on a forthcoming book.

SiR Theology Seminar Series Advert – Aaron Ghiloni

Book Launch – Jesus Then and Jesus Now

Members of the local ANZATS community are invited to join us for this event at SFC on Thursday, 10 April 2014, as we celebrate the publication of the latest book by Dr Gregory C. Jenks, Academic Dean at St Francis Theological College and Senior Lecturer in the CSU School of Theology:

Jesus Then and Jesus Now: Looking for Jesus, Finding Ourselves
Melbourne: Mosaic Press, 2014

The book will be launched by the Revd Dr Nigel Leaves, and copies are now available for purchase at an early bird discount rate that will be available on the day of the launch and through to 15 April.

The venue will be Lecture Room 1, below the Roscoe Library at SFC (233 Milton Road, Milton).

To assist with catering arrangements, please register online for a free ticket.

You are welcome to join us for the book launch at 3.30pm, or else to come at 2.00pm for two presentations in the SFC Research Seminar series:

  • 2.00pm – Richard Tutin (SFC): “Receptive Ecumenism”
  • 2.45pm – Serena Love (UQ Archaeology): “Chemical analysis of sun-dried bricks in ancient structures.”

For other publications by Gregory C. Jenks, see:

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

Autoethnography Workshop in Brisbane

During the week of March 24 – 28, St Francis College at Milton is hosting a Qualitative Research Method Workshop on Individual and Collaborative Autoethnography, presented by Heewon Chang, Ph. D., Professor of Organizational Leadership and Education at Eastern University, USA and Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Multicultural Education. Professor Chang is the author of: Autoethnography as Method(2008), Spirituality in Higher Education: Autoethnographies (2012), and Collaborative Autoethnography (2013).

The workshop will extend over five (5) days, and numbers are limited. Register online now to secure one of these places. If the cost of the workshop would prevent you from attending, please email Greg Jenks at SFC to discuss options for a concessional charge.