Victoria: Inter-Faith Perspectives on Mercy

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Pope Francis has proclaimed 2016 as the Year of Mercy. Within this context, Australian Catholic Universithy will explore the several questions from the perspective of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism in a four part series of lectures commencing on 3 August 2016. This lecture series is open to the public.


Pope Francis has proclaimed 2016 as the Year of Mercy. Within this context, Australian Catholic University will explore the following questions from the perspective of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism:

  • What is Mercy?
  • What do these religions teach about Mercy?
  • How is Mercy lived by believers in these traditions?

Dates, Topics and Lecture Slides

  • Wednesday, 3rd August: “Mercy in Christianity” (Prof. Tony Kelly and Dr. Joel Hodge)
  • Wednesday, 10th August: “Mercy in Judaism” (Rabbi Fred Morgan)
  • Wednesday, 17th August: “Mercy in Islam” (Dr. Zuleyha Keskin and Fatih Erol Tuncer)
  • Wednesday, 24th August: “Mercy in Hinduism and Buddhism” (Rev. Dr. John Dupuche and Prof. John D’Arcy May)

Time

6-8pm (Refreshments from 6pm, lecture starts at 6:30pm)

Venue

Christ Lecture Theatre, Australian Catholic University, 115 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy.

Fees

  • $80 for those requiring a Certificate of Attendance*
  • $40 attendance only

* A Certificate of Attendance is issued for hours towards maintenance of ‘Accreditation to Teach in a Catholic School’ (CECV).

Registration

Registration is essential and closes Monday, 1 August.

Register

This course does not involve assessment and is not for university credit. It is a general introduction and is open to the public.

For more information, or to discuss alternative methods of payment, please email shortcourses.ftp@acu.edu.au.

 

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