SYMPOSIUM: ‘The Once and Future Reformation’: The Way of the Spirit. Thurs 25 – Sat 27 May

An opportunity to talk about the current need for renewal and reformation today, in the churches and in the world. Our Symposium will be diverse, ecumenical, and imaginative. Join us for three days of lectures, reflections and discussion on ways of learning from the past, of living in the present and of looking to the future.

Keynote speaker: Francis Moloney SDB, AM, STD, D. Phil. (Oxon), D. Univ. (ACU), FAHA

Thursday evening 7.30-9.30 he will speak on “Reform: Spirituality and the Person of Jesus: Christian Holiness as Deification (Theiosis).”
A talk which points to the strength of the Lutheran (and others) return to the Word of  God and the person of Jesus, and ask where we can go from there in terms of a spirituality.

A full schedule of events is now available for booking.  The trybooking link is https://www.trybooking.com/273099

‘The Once and Future Reformation : The Way of the Spirit’. The Carmelite Centre Symposium

DAY ONE Thursday the 25th of May

Welcome 10.30 am

Philip Harvey – Welcome

Ken Petersen O.Carm.

Dialogue Today and Tomorrow

Session One 11.30-1.00 pm

David Moore

Mysticism of Teilhard de Chardin: A Solution to the Modern Religious Crisis

Carol McDonough

Seeking the Way of the Spirit living Jesus’ commands to love: for Christians, our church in our world, learning from our past, for our future hope through Love in our present

Session Two 2.30-4.00 pm

Glenn Loughrey

The Way of the Heart: One with the Heavens and the Earth

Ruth Harrison

Ancient Roots, New Expressions: How the Spirituality and Praxis of Christian Contemplatives are being reshaped by the demands of living in an Evolving Universe and a Planet in ecological crisis

Session Three 4.30-6.00 pm

Talitha Fraser

Street, Seminary and Sacred: Expressions of Theological Animation and Activism in Victoria

David Buller

Holy Disruption : A Quaker Experience of Reformation Then and Now

Session Four 7.30-9.30 pm

Keynote speaker: Francis Moloney

Reform: Spirituality and the Person of Jesus: Christian Holiness as Deification (Theiosis).
A talk which points to the strength of the Lutheran (and others) return to the Word of God and the person of Jesus, and ask where we can go from there in terms of a spirituality.

DAY TWO Friday the 26th of May

Session Five 9.30-11 am

Marlene Marburg

Becoming a Real Presence to Each Other: Beyond Resistance to Co-creation

Bernadette Miles

Strengthening Spirit – Releasing Potential: spiritual formation for the New Axial Age

Session Six 11.30-1.00 pm

Jan Morgan & Graeme Garrett

‘And they couldn’t even read Eggplant!’: a New Pentecost? Or, on being Monoglots in a Speaking
world

Simon Moyle

Monasticism, New and Old

Session Seven 2.30-4.00 pm

Lynne Reeder

New and Old Treasures: Wonder, Awe, and Creativity in Today’s Spirituality

Sherry Balcombe & Robyn Reynolds

Spirituality and Land: Let’s hear Aboriginal Voices.

DAY THREE Saturday the 27th of May

Retreat morning 10.00-noon

Bernadette Micallef

The Way of the Spirit: Personal Experience