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You are all to be congratulated in limiting the COVID-19 corona virus.  Here in Australia, we have done better than most in facing this major crisis that has spread throughout the world.  We need to continue our diligence as lockdowns are gradually eased because, as Peter Doherty (Nobel Prize for Medicine 1996) recently said, with proper measures we can hope to avoid a resurgence in the virus and limit the virus to local spotfires.  The lockdowns and widespread loss of employment affected many in our community and while there have been important mechanisms of support for those affected by the crisis, many have been left out.  We can play our part by providing physical, mental and spiritual support to our families, neighbours and friends as many of the effects of this crisis will continue for some time to come.

We are all feeling isolated, but we must keep in contact with each other whether by phone or skype or just over the back fence, giving each other the support that will allow us to get through this together. Many people are in need locally nationally and internationally: the parable of the Good Samaritan has never more appropriate, we need to see the needs of our “neighbours” where ever they are and do our part in either meeting their needs directly or helping to see that their needs are met.  God bless everyone as we stick together helping one another at this time of need.

The 2021 theme for the CES forums continues 2020’s “Values and Voices in the Public Sphere”. The first forum was Political Propaganda, Freedom of Communication and Truth on Social Media with speaker Professor Seumas Miller, held on 10 February at 7.30pm. The next forum will be “Is it just me,” asked the frog, “or is the water getting warmer”, with speaker Right Reverend Dr George Browning and will be held at the Chapel at the Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture, 7-9pm, 9 June.

Under “Past Forums”, there is also a contribution from Kasy Chambers, CEO of Anglicare: “COVID-19, An opportunity to reshape Australian society and its values”

For details of previous forums and related materials, please visit our Past Forums page.

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Invitation to CES Dinner Forum with a talk by Genevieve Jacobs

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In an age of rapid change in the Australian media, what are the challenges for a democratic society? A free press is a fundamental pillar of our community but the traditional media’s
business model is in complete disarray and social media does not share the
same values of balance, integrity and fair reporting. Where will our news come from in the future and how can we protect important values while developing an economically sustainable way forward for the business?

Genevieve Jacobs AM is the Group Editor for Region Media, Australia’s fastest growing
digital news platform. Genevieve chairs the ACT arts minister’s Creative Advisory Council
and co-chairs the ACT Reconciliation Council. She sits on the boards of the Cultural
Facilities Corporation, the National Folk Festival and is deputy chair of the Canberra
International Music Festival. She is also a director of the Conflict Resolution Service and
the Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture. She was made an AM in the Australia
Day honours list for her service to public broadcasting and the community. Genevieve has an enduring interest in building community engagement, and is a partner in the family farming enterprise.

6.00pm Tuesday, 17 August 2021 at the Hellenic Club Woden, Apollo Room
$55 per person for a 3 course meal (Cash bar)
Please register by emailing admin@ces.org.au including any dietary requirements.
Payment to: Christians for an Ethical Society
BSB 325-185
Account 03310199
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