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: www.ces.org.au
Speaker: Dr Helen Szoke, CEO Oxfam
Date: Wednesday, 21 September 2016
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.