Dear CES Members and friends


April Public Forum


The Topic of our April Forum will be “The war on drugs - noble cause or tragic debacle?”  This continues our theme for 2015:  "Equity and the Human Family".


Our speaker will be Dr Ken Crispin QC



The Chair will be CES President, Rev’d. Dr Thorwald Lorenzen, who is professor of theology and principal researcher at Charles Sturt University.


Time and Date: 7.30 pm Tuesday 21 April, 2015


Venue: Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture, Corner Kings Ave and Blackall St, Barton


Cost:  A donation of $5 is requested to cover the costs of the evening.  Supper is provided.  No need to book just come along.


A publicity flyer is attached .  Please help publicise the event by printing  a poster and displaying  it.   

Diary Dates

Our committee is finalising a number of terrific talks for the rest of the year.  While topics are yet to be confirmed, you may wish to note the following dates.

·       Thursday 21 May:  Paul Bongiorno will speak to issues of equity in the budget.

·       Thursday 27 August: Dinner Forum with Guest speaker Rev’d Tim Costello.

·       Tuesday 20 October: Steve Hatfield Dodds discussing Climate Change

Recording of February CES Public Forum

Our incoming CES President, Rev’d. Dr Thorwald Lorenzen opened the year’s discussions with the topic “Free and Equal: Towards a More Humane Society”.  If you missed this excellent address or would like to hear it again, you can find links to both a transcript and the audio on our website:

Rally for Refugees

Our President encourages us to listen to author Tim Winton's challenging speech given at the Perth Rally for Refugees on Palm Sunday.  You can find it by clicking here:

Non-CES Event

Festival for Peace: Canberra’s Chorus of Women is producing this festival from 28 April to 1 May.  It includes a new choral drama by Glenda Cloughley to celebrate the centenary of the International Congress of Women, which took place at The Hague from 27 April - 1 May 1915. 1300 women from countries at war (WW1) and neutral countries gathered to find ways of stopping the war and establishing permanent peace.  A link to dates and information can be found on CES home page: – scroll down the page.

Shopping Ethically

When you do the weekly shop, do you think about where the food comes from or how it is produced?  You might like to check out this website:  Shop Ethical


Best Wishes