Dear CES Members and Friends


Our May public forum is next week, on Wednesday evening the 3rd of May


Speaker:  Professor Clive Hamilton


Clive Hamilton is professor of public ethics at Charles Sturt University in Canberra.  He is the author of a number of influential books, including Growth Fetish, Requiem for a Species: Why we resist the truth of climate change, and Earthmasters: Playing God with the Climate.  His latest book, which he will address at the forum, is Defiant Earth: The Fate of Humans in the Anthropocene.  Professor Hamilton has held visiting academic positions at the University of Oxford, Yale University and Sciences Po in Paris.


Topic:  Defiant Earth: The Fate of Humans in the Anthropocene.


This forum will explore the question of why ethics is failing in the Anthropocene, the term for the new geological epoch brought on by human neglect and rapaciousness.  Pope Francis's image of nature as the sister who cries out to us clashes with the new scientific image of an "angry" Earth bent on revenge.  Whichever term best represents the current situation, Clive insists that we must rethink the relationship between humans and the Earth.  But where do we start?


Forum Chair:  Bishop George Browning, CES Chair.


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


Time and date:  7.30 pm, Wednesday 3 May


Donation: If you are able to give a donation of $5, that would assist with costs.  Supper provided.


There is no need to book just come along. 


Publicity:  Flyers can be printed by clicking here:  A4 Flyer.   A5 Flyer



Last Month’s Forum with speaker Dr Andrew Leigh


Many of you will have enjoyed our April forum.  The transcript can be found on the CES website ( – there is a link under Andrew’s photograph.


If you wish to hear earlier talks, the audio recordings can be found under the menu Downloads.  


Our Facebook


Remember that CES now has a Facebook group to encourage discussion of current social justice issues.  If you are on our mailing list, then you are eligible to join.

If you already use Facebook, just search for "Christians for an Ethical Society" in the "Search Facebook" box in the blue ribbon at the top of your home page.  On the group's front page you will need to click on the "Join" button and then wait a day or so for our group administrator to admit you to the group.  Guidelines on making posts and comments in the group are posted in the group - please read them before you post anything or make a comment.

If you don't already use Facebook, you will first have to join it.  It's very simple to do - all you will need is your email address and a password which you have to think up and remember.  You do not need to provide any of the personal details requested.

As members of the group you will get reminders of our forums and get access to discussion and up-to-date information on topics that concern us.  We also hope that your use of the group will allow CES to be known by a wider audience, particularly amongst the younger generations.

If you do not wish to become a member of the CES group, you will still be able to view posts but will not be notified of new posts as they occur.



Heather McLaren