Dear members and friends


The theme for CES forums in the coming year is “Seeking our Moral Compass”.


Prosperity without a moral compass cannot deliver a fair and harmonious world.  Without a moral compass, social and economic inequity will be the cause of a human shipwreck in the 21st century.

Our first forum for 2017 will introduce our theme and will be held at 7.30 pm on Thursday 16 February  


Speaker:  Fr Peter L’Estrange will introduce the theme at our introductory forum.


About our speaker

Peter L'Estrange, AO is an Australian Jesuit priest and historian educated at the University of Melbourne, the Melbourne College of Divinity and the University of Oxford (DPhil 1991). 


He has served as:

·       the Roman Catholic Chaplain to the University of Queensland 1981-83,

·       Rector of Newman College, of and within the University of Melbourne, 1991-2006, and

·       Master of Campion Hall at the University of Oxford 2006-2008. 


He was Special Assistant to the President of Georgetown University, Washington DC, before returning to Australia in 2013.  Currently he is a member of the Board of the Centre for Australian, New Zealand and Pacific Studies at Georgetown University and is also on the Board of the Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture, Charles Sturt University.


He is the parochial vicar of the Church of St Peter Chanel, Yarralumla, and Attache at the Apostolic Nunciature in Canberra.


Forum Chair:  Rt Rev’d Professor Stephen Pickard


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


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. 


New CES Facebook Group

CES has established a Facebook group to encourage discussion of current social justice issues.  If you are on our mailing list (i.e. if you are receiving this email directly from CES), 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 Facebook.  It's very simple - 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.

We look forward to seeing you in our CES Facebook group.


best wishes  and happy new year