Dear CES Members and friends
Just a friendly reminder about our forum this Tuesday night on the topic of  "The War on Drugs -- noble cause or tragic debacle?"

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.   



"Lifting the Lid"  -  A useful website addressing drug and alcohol abuse 

Just click on:

One of our CES supporters has drawn this comprehensive website to our attention.  It has been prepared primarily by Emeritus Professor Malcolm Whyte AO (Others who assisted are acknowledged at the end of the site).  Professor Whyte is a Queensland Rhodes Scholar from 1947. Until 1977 he worked in academic clinical medicine and research. He then moved into community-based work in the Australian Capital Territory’s health service where he focused on the use and misuse of alcohol and other drugs.

 Timor Support

A cocktail evening will be held at the East Timor Embassy on Friday 1 May 2015 6pm - 8pm. The evening is an opportunity to meet Sister Loundres Da Cruz from East Timor and hear from her about her humanitarian and reconciliation work in East Timor.  In 1989, Sister Loundres Da Cruz founded The organisation ISMAIK (Mana Lou ) which was a fearless campaigner for Independent and Human Rights during the war. ISMAIK continues to fight against poverty. ISMAIK is long term project and needs continuing humanitarian assistance to help the vulnerable people in Timor-Leste.  

Cost:  $25 pp -pay on night

RSVP by   Wednesday 29 April 2015.  ph 6260 4833 or email:


best wishes