Dear CES Members and Friends
Winter CES Dinner
Our annual winter dinner forum will be held on Thursday 27 August.  We have a terrific speaker and a terrific topic so I do hope you can come.
Our speaker:   Rev Tim Costello
His Topic:  Fortress Australia - Myth or Reality?
Venue:    Bella Vista Restaurant - 84 Emu Bank, Belconnen
The Bella Vista is located on the waterfront near the footbridge and opposite Lake Ginninderra College.  A link to the restaurant’s location is  available on our website for those who are not familiar with the area.
Cost:  $50  per person for a three- course meal, glass of wine or juice, and tea or coffee.
For Bookings, details of how to make payment and more information: please go to our website   A flyer can be found by clicking here: A4flyer .  If you are able to post the flyer and so promote the event, it would be most helpful.
Dinner Forum Chair:  CES President, Rev. Dr Thorwald Lorenzen
Time: 6.30 for 7 pm
Enquiries: Robyn Coghlan 6254 0487 or email:
Membership fees due
CES membership runs over the financial year.  You do not need to be a member to receive our e-bulletins but if you would like to support us through your membership, the cost is just $15 single ($10 concession) or $20 joint/family ($15 ).  If you have joined or renewed since April, then you are already covered for the next 12 months.   Membership forms and details for payment can be found on our website.  Click on then the About Us menu at the top of the home page.  A side menu then allows you to go to either the membership form or membership renewal form.
CES Annual Meeting
CES AGM will be held at 6 pm on Monday 10 August 2015 in the Boardroom of the Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture (ACC&C), which is upstairs in George Browning House, 15 Blackall St, Barton.  This is the building closest to the ACC&C car park.  The entrance is to the building's rear, off the car park.  All members and intending members are welcome.  The formal part of the evening will be followed by a discussion of next year's theme.  Please come along and add your views.   The evening will conclude with drinks.  
Non-CES events
14 JULY - Australians for Justice and Peace in Palestine in conjunction with ANU students for Justice in Palestine and co-sponsored by the ANU Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies invites you to a presentation by the Hon Bob Carr on the topic of "Palestine and Middle East Peace".  This event will be held at 5.30 pm on Tuesday 14 July at the Copland Lecture Theatre, ANU.  Bob Carr's presentation comes just 10 days before this year's ALP National Conference, which is expected to consider a resolution on Palestine and Middle East Peace.  To locate the Copland Theatre go to .   Further information: Dr Kevin Bray 0406 376 878.
22 JULY - The Canberra and Goulburn Catholic Archdiocese for Women invites members of the public to a presentation by Archbishop Christopher Prowse on "Women and Children in the Middle East".  Archbishop Prowse travelled to the Lebanon and the Middle East in December 2014 to personally deliver humanitarian aid to refugees to show solidarity with displaced Iraqi Christians and offer them moral and financial support. The goal of the visit was to stand by those families that have been forced to leave their countries and to offer them some comfort, especially during the Christmas season.
The presentation will be held at the Rheinberger Centre in Yarralumla at 7.30 pm on Wednesday 22 July.  A $5 donation is requested to help cover the costs of the venue.
Enquiries to Margaret Ryan on 6231 0664 or 0417 418 838.
Best wishes