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A Witness to God’s Peace: Jean Vanier Symposium

People are warmly invited to attend A Witness to God’s Peace: A Jean Vanier Symposium.

BBI – The Australian Institute of Theological Education is hosting an exclusive symposium exploring the life, writings and ministry of Jean Vanier, the founder of L’Arche and the 2015 Templeton Prize winner. This free event will feature an exclusive interview with Jean Vanier filmed by BBI at his home in France, which will be played at the Symposium, with live responses from guest speakers.

Event Details
Date: Friday, 10 March 2017
Venue: Caroline Chisholm Centre, 423 Pennant Hills Road, Pennant Hills NSW 2020
Time: 9am – 1:30pm (TBC)
Format: Symposium with guest speakers responding to an exclusive video interview with Jean Vanier; followed by a Q&A
Cost: Free. Donations to L’Arche will be gladly accepted.
Registration: Please register by March 6

Guest Speakers:

  • The Most Rev Bishop Peter A Comensoli, Catholic Diocese of Broken Bay
  • Professor Anthony Maher, BBI – The Australian Institute of Theological Education
  • Dr Zachariah Duke, BBI – The Australian Institute of Theological Education
  • Dr Peter Mudge, BBI – The Australian Institute of Theological Education
  • Rev Dr Gerald A Arbuckle SM, Theologian and Marist Priest
  • Dr Medi Volpe, Durham University, UK (via video link)
  • Ms Cristina Gangemi, The Kairos Forum (via video link)
  • Professor John Swinton, The University of Aberdeen, Scotland (via video link)
  • Dr David Treanor, L’Arche Australia
  • Dr Sandra Carroll, Australian Catholic University
  • Ms Catherine Anderson, Australian Catholic University and L’Arche Genesaret

We hope you will be able to join us to hear Jean’s unique and uplifting perspective on some important topics, including: what it means to be human, how to think differently about disability, the centrality of friendship and hospitality and the value of taking time.

If you have any program enquiries, please contact Dr Zachariah Duke:  zduke@bbi.catholic.edu.au or +61 2 9847 0568.

If you have any registration enquiries, please contact Ms Belinda Srour on bsrour@bbi.catholic.edu.au or +61 2 9847 0590.

Dr Zachariah Duke
Associate Dean and Lecturer in Theology

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