Thursday, 19 May 2016

Creation Spirituality Symposium this month

 The Carmelite Centre Melbourne May 2016

214 Richardson Street, Middle Park Vic 3206

Creation Spirituality Symposium with Keynote Speaker Professor Denis Edwards Thursday 26 - Saturday 28 May 2016

Care for all that Exists: A Symposium on Creation Spirituality. The title of this year's Symposium is from the Pope's encyclical Laudato Si, a core summary of Saint Francis' Canticle.
The three day event involves a wide range of outstanding speakers on the theology and spirituality of Creation. The symposium is broad-ranging and includes scriptural, cosmological, scientific and activist interpretations.
Key Note Speaker: Professor Denis Edwards - Australian Catholic University, Adelaide.
You can book for ALL or PART of the Symposium here
Thursday 26 May
2.00pm Welcome: Philip Harvey: Carmelite Librarian
Session One 2.30 – 4.00pm
Fr Ken Petersen, OCarm: Towards a Universal Communion: Meditation and Interreligious Dialogue
Dr Geoff Lacey: Towards Ecological Conversion: a response to Laudato Si’
Gabrielle Fogarty:  Networking for Justice and Peace Part I
Session Two 4.30 – 6.00pm
Revd Dr Stephen Ames: Creation Spirituality and the Problem of Natural Evil
Dr Jan Morgan and Dr Graeme Garrett: Praying in the Anthropocene

Session Three 7.30- 9.30pm
Keynote Speaker: Prof Denis Edwards: Deep Incarnation: The Meaning of Incarnation for the Natural World
Friday 27 May
Session Four 9.30 – 11.00am
Fr David Hofman, OCarm: Lectio Divina-style Reflection based on a Genesis Creation Story
Barbara Daniel: “The Greening of the Self”: On Joanna Macy
Dr Trevor Parton: The Dream of the Earth: How a more intimate relationship to the Earth suggests a New Cosmology 
Gabrielle Fogarty: Networking for Justice and Peace Part II
Session Five 11.30am – 1.00pm
Dr Deborah Guess: God in All That Is: Panentheism as a Framework for Ecological Theology and Spirituality
Dr Mick Pope: All things bright and beautiful? Towards an aesthetic ecotheology
Session Six 2.30 – 4.00pm
Dr Lynne Reeder: Creation Spirituality through a Franciscan Lens: Interdependence, mysticism, science and the passion of creativity
Dr Anne Elvey: Creatures among creatures: Laudato Si’ and beyond -- being human in a more than human world
Saturday 28 May
Session Seven 10.00am – 12 noon
Pia Pagotto: Retreat: A Call to Personal Ecological Conversion
You can book for ALL or PART of the Symposium here

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The Carmelite Centre Melbourne
214 Richardson Street, Middle Park
Melbourne, Australia 3206

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