2 June. Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Ecumenical Service. The ACT Churches’ Council invite you to a service marking the beginning of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2019 with Archbishop Christopher Prowse as the preacher. The service was prepared by members of the church in Indonesia with the theme; ‘Justice and only justice, you shall pursue.’ There will be an offering to support the Christian Education in Schools program. Cost: Free. 6.00pm. Chapel at the Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture, Corner of Kings Avenue & Blackall Street Barton. Information.

4 June. Forum: Why a National Integrity Commission? The Christians for an Ethical Society brings Ebony Bennett, Deputy Director of The Australia Institute, to explain the case for a National Integrity Commission (a federal ICAC) with authority and capacity to systematically investigate corruption at the federal level. Ms Bennet has worked in federal politics for more than a decade, and has published research on gender and street harassment and regularly appears as a commentator on Sky News and as a contributor for the Guardian and Fairfax publications. She has also worked for the Australian Human Rights Commission and a market research company. Cost: Free, a $5 Donation will be appreciated. 7.30pm. Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture (Chapel), Corner Blackall St and Kings Av, Barton. Enquiries: Ann Skamp This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Information and Registration.

12 June. Chris Richardson’s Address to the National Press Club on the Future of Work. National Press Club of Australia presents Deloitte’s Chris Richardson, who will dispel the myths about robots, work, casual jobs, skills & more. Chris will explain that the future isn’t scary, but it is misunderstood. Deloitte’s ground-breaking research tells us how human skills are hugely under supplied and as a result – skills, rather than occupations or qualifications – are the job currency of the future. Deloitte takes a different look at the future of work and explores how what we do at work is changing, as are the skills we need to succeed to pave the path to prosperity for all Australians. Cost: $85 + booking fee, Registration essential. Start at 11.30am start, lunch at 12.00nn, Talk from 12.30 to 1.30pm. 16 National Circuit, Barton, Canberra. Enquiries: (02) 6121 2199 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Information.

21 June. St Thomas More Parish and Forum Dinner 2019. Women’s Leadership in the Future of the Church: Naming the Nameless. Keynote Speaker is Dr Sr Maeve Louise Heaney VDMF, the Director of the Xavier Centre for Theological Formation, Australian Catholic University. Dr Heaney’s lecture will speak about women’s leadership in the Church of the future and the need for creative, courageous and careful thought on this essential dimension of the Church’s life. She will name some of the challenges the theme presents, and potential consequences of failing to do so. Drawing on Scripture, the history of the Church and theological reflection, she will explore insights that might help illumine our way forward. What future does the Church have? How do we imagine it? And what roles do we envisage for women as we do so? Cost: $85 (includes Dinner and Wine), Registration essential by 14 June. 7.00pm for 7.30pm start. Mercure Hotel, Limestone Avenue, Braddon. Enquiries: 0416 823 447 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Information.

8 to 12 July. Migration and Social-Cultural Change Workshop.  This workshop is a collaboration between the Australian Studies Institute at Australian National University, the Australian Studies Centres at Beijing Foreign Studies University and the University of Cologne. ANU looks forward to hosting delegations from collaborating partners. Starts from 9.00am Monday, 8 July until 12.00pm Friday, 12 July. Sir Roland Wilson Building, 120 McCoy Circuit, Acton, Canberra. Enquiries: Ms Morgan Lael (02) 6125 0051 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Information.

 

 

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