Subject: CES public forum 7.30 Wednesday 25 May: "Tax Reform: A Christian Vision"

Dear CES Members and Friends


Our next forum will be at 7.30 pm on Wednesday 25 May at the Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture (ACC&C), Corner of Blackall St and Kings Ave in Barton.


Topic:  Tax Reform: A Christian Vision


Based on conclusions from Christian biblical narratives and Catholic social teaching, many Christian economists call for tax reform that will provide increases in tax revenue to fund social expenditure.


Speaker: Dr Brendan Long - Senior Research Fellow at the Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture (ACC&C)


A Christian economist and member of the Australian Catholic Theological Association, Dr Long has over two decades of experience in key government agencies.  He has held leadership policy roles in national peak organisations in the private and not-for-profit sectors, including Catholic Social Services Australia and National Disability Services.  He has also been a senior political adviser for six years to Federal politicians including Simon Crean, Joel Fitzgibbon, Joseph Ludwig and Stephen Conroy.


Dr Long works for the ACC&C on public theology and social policy where he applies Christian theology to social and economic policy issues as part of the ACC&C's Civil Society Research Program. His latest analysis looks at the emerging economic views of Pope Francis.


Chair: Bishop George Browning

Donation: $5 requested to cover costs.  Supper will be provided. 

There is no need to book – just come along.

Publicity:  It would be very helpful if you were able to display a publicity leaflet (attached) on church, community or work notice boards. 


Future CES Forums


Annual dinner forum: 

Speaker: Prof Frank Brennan

Topic:  What Makes For The Common Good?

When: 6 pm for 6.30 pm on 21 July 2016

Venue: Bella Vista Restaurant, 84 Emu Bank, Belconnen

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

Bookings: See CES website:


September Forum


Speaker:  Dr Helen Szoke, CEO Oxfam

Date:  Wednesday, 21 September 2016


Non-CES Events


Ecumenical Response to Domestic Violence

Hosted by Anglican and Uniting Churches

Topic:  For Such a Time As This

Domestic violence experts will examine the nature of violence and look for practical solutions


When: Saturday 18 June, 10 am to 4 pm

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


BYO lunch, beverages provided.

A donation would be appreciated to cover costs. 


Inquiries to Margaret 0417 418 838 or





Heather McLaren