Interfaith Perspectives on Mercy: Australian Catholic University

acu-logoThe Australian Catholic University will conduct a four-session short course on Inter-Faith Perspectives on Mercy as part of the Short Courses in Theology series at the Lecture Theatre, Victoria Parade Campus of ACU in Fitzroy, Melbourne.

Inter-Faith Perspectives on Mercy

As part of the Jubilee Year of Mercy proclaimed by Pope Francis, Australian Catholic University is continuing to focus on the theme of Mercy. For this Short Course, we are drawing on experts and practitioners from different religious traditions to provide insight into what mercy means for 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 and Topics:

    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 Fupuche and Prof. John D’Arcy May)

Event Details

Program: Inter-Faith Perspectives on Mercy
Dates: Wednesday 3, 10, 17 and 24 August 2016
Time: 6pm to 8pm (Refreshments from 6pm, lecture starts at 6:30pm)
Location: Christ Lecture Theatre, Australian Catholic University Melbourne Campus – 115 Victoria Parade Fitzroy Victoria 3065
Registration Fee: $80/person* or $40/person.
Registration is essential and closes Monday, 1 August. Register here
More Information: email Joel Hodge or visit


Download a prospectus for this short course