Dear CES members and friends


CES’ popular annual dinner forum is only a few weeks away.  Have you booked your ticket?  The details are below.


Topic:  What Makes For The Common Good?


Speaker: Prof Frank Brennan


Trained as a Jesuit priest, Frank is also Professor of Law at the Australian Catholic University and Adjunct Professor at the Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture, the Australian National University College of Law and the National Centre for Indigenous Studies.  He is the National Director of human rights and social justice for Jesuit Social Services.  His reflection on the place of law and religion in pluralist democratic Australia encouraged by his work in these many positions will, I am sure, contribute to a most stimulating talk and discussion at our dinner.


Date and Time: 6 pm for 6.30 pm on Thursday 21 July 2016


Venue: Bella Vista Restaurant, 84 Emu Bank, Belconnen.


The Bella Vista Restaurant is on the waterfront near the footbridge & opposite Lake Ginninderra College.  There's lots of parking nearby and there is an overflow car park on the other side of Subway at the area marked "Soundy Close" on the map (see:  From the overflow carpark walk past the Subway & Pizza Place and past the Lighthouse Bar to Bella Vista.


Cost:  $50 for 3 course meal with wine, fruit juice, tea / coffee






Payment by bank transfer to: Christians for an Ethical Society, Beyond Bank, BSB 805-022, account number 03310199, (stating FIRST, your surname, THEN "brennan dinner"). PLEASE ALSO email with the names of those attending.  You will receive an email acknowledgement.  




Payment by cheque made out to Christians for an Ethical Society, posted to Christians for an Ethical Society, C/- Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture, George Browning House, 15 Blackall Street (cnr King's Avenue), BARTON ACT 2600. 

Please include your contact details, (please print your email address clearly), and include the names of those attending.  You will receive an email acknowledgement. 




You can print a poster by clicking here:  Poster: 


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Membership fees are $15 or $10 (concession) for a single or $20 or $15 (concession) for a joint membership or family membership for people living at the same address.



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Christians for an Ethical Society
C/- Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture,
George Browning House
15 Blackall Street (cnr King's Avenue)