Dear CES Members and Friends


Just a friendly reminder that we have a forum this coming week and I hope you can make it.


Topic:  Environment or Economy: A False Dichotomy


Speaker: Dr Steve Hatfield-Dodds

Chair: Dr David Hunter


Date and time:  7.30 pm Tuesday 20 October 2015

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


Donation: $5 requested to cover the cost of the forum.  Supper will be provided.  There is no need to book – just come along.


November Forum


CES and the Catholic Social Justice Commission (ACG) are jointly sponsoring a public forum to address the Catholic Social Justice Statement: “For Those Who’ve Come Across the Seas: Justice for Refugees and Asylum Seekers?”  Our Speaker will be Jon Stanhope.  The forum will be held at 7.30 pm on 11 November. 


Non-CES Events


20th Annual Remembrance Ceremony

Family and Friends for Drug Reform (ACT) inc invites  you to the 20th Annual Remembrance Ceremony for those who lose their life to illicit drugs.

When:  12.30 to 1.30 pm, Monday 26 October

Where:  Western Park, Yarralumla (at the dedicated memorial on the right of Weston Park Rd opposite Prescott Lane Junction.)

Music by: The Converted.

Speakers:  Kate Carnell A.O. - Aus. Chamber of Commerce and Industry

                  Rev Graham Long A.M.  - Pastor, The Wayside Chapel

                   Tony Trimingham O.A.M - CEO Family Drug Support

Refreshments will be served after the ceremony.

Website:       twitter:  @ffdlr 



TEAR Challenge -  Live on One Planet

If everyone lived like an Australian, it would take 3 planets to sustain us.  TEAR's "Live on One Planet Challenge" is on again from 19-25 October.  Can you live as though there was only one planet just for one week to raise money the work of TEAR's partners?  If you would like to try this, you can register at


Bringing the religious spirit alive through film.  The inaugural Religious Short Film Prize is an opportunity for film-makers to explore the religious quest and what it means to be a human being in the universe.

Film-makers from all religions or no religion are invited and we will accept all forms of film; documentary, docu-drama, scripted or animated.

Length of film: up to eight minutes

Entry fee: $50

Closing date: 5 pm, 26 February 2016

Prize: $5,000

For more information or to submit a film go to: