Statements from the Soul is a new book comprised of a collection of essays from diverse religious leaders and thinkers advocating the moral case for the Uluru Statement from the Heart and for a First Nations voice to be enshrined in the Australian Constitution. Moderated by prominent journalist Patricia Karvelas, presenter of ABC’s RN Breakfast, Statements from the Soul panel discussion will feature some of the contributors on why a First Nations voice to parliament is necessary not only legally and politically, but also morally. Tuesday 21 February 2023 at 6:15pm at The Craig Auditorium, Trinity College, Melbourne
Statements from the Soul is a new collection of essays by diverse religious leaders and thinkers, making the moral case for the Uluru Statement from the Heart and the upcoming Indigenous Voice referendum.
Join some of the authors to explore their views on why the referendum on Indigenous constitutional recognition through an Indigenous Voice boils down to moral questions, about who we are as a country and whether Indigenous communities deserve to be heard in laws and policies that affect them.
The discussion will be moderated by prominent journalist Patricia Karvelas, presenter of ABC’s RN Breakfast.
There will be an opportunity to ask questions of our panellists during the session.
The Most Reverend Peter A. Comensoli is the Catholic Archbishop of Melbourne.
Fiona Jose is the chief executive officer of Cape York Partnership. She is also a member of the National Museum of Australia Council and chair of their Indigenous Reference Group.
Bhikkhu Sujato (or Bhante Sujato) is a Theravada Buddhist monk ordained in the Thai Forest Lineage of Ajahn Chah. A leading scholar of early Buddhism, he has translated the entire corpus of early Buddhist discourses from Pali. He leads SuttaCentral, a project facilitating the study of Buddhist texts from comparative and historical perspectives.
Shireen Morris is co-editor of the collection. She is Director of the Radical Centre Reform Lab and a senior lecturer at Macquarie Law School, Macquarie University. Her books include Radical Heart: Three Stories Make Us One, A Rightful Place: A Roadmap to Recognition and The Forgotten People: Liberal and Conservative Approaches to Recognising Indigenous Peoples.
Date: Tuesday 21 February 2023
Time: 6.15pm for a 6.30pm start; drinks and canapes to follow.
Venue: The Craig Auditorium, Gateway Building, Trinity College, 100 Royal Parade, Parkville VIC 3052 | Enter via the Tin Alley entrance
Entry is free, but please register by booking here. (Do not use Internet Explorer, use another browser)
Date: Tuesday, 21 February
Time: 6:15 pm AEDT
Venue: The Craig Auditorium, Trinity College
Address: 100 Royal Parade, Parkville, VIC 3052 Australia
Event Tags: Indigenous Voice to Parliament, Trinity College Theological School