Victoria: Religion and Freedom of Speech

The Council of Christians and Jews (Victoria) announces its first function for 2017 with DAVID MARLOW and MARK ZIRNSAK discussing RELIGION AND FREEDOM OF SPEECH.


DAVID MARLOW has been the Executive Director of the Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) for four years following an executive career in non-profits, retail, call centre management and banking in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Malaysia. He is member of the Victoria Police Interfaith Council and Multicultural Reference Group, State Multifaith Advisory Group, Aboriginal Reconciliation Coalition, Alcohol Policy Coalition and chair of the Victorian Defending 18C Coalition. He has an MBA from Monash University, as well as a B.Comm, a B.Bus (Banking) and a Grad Dip Bus Tech.

MARK ZIRNSAK is the Director, Justice and International Mission, Synod of Victoria and Tasmania, Uniting Church in Australia. He was employed as the Synod Social Justice Development Officer in the Uniting Church in Victoria and Tasmania in June 1999 and became Director of the Justice and International Mission Unit of the Uniting Church in Victoria and Tasmania in early 2004. Mark is a member of the Victorian Responsible Gambling Ministerial Advisory Council, the Victorian Alcohol Policy Coalition and Chair of the Victorian Inter-Church Gambling Taskforce and Victorian Inter-Church Criminal Justice Taskforce. Mark is a member of the Secretariat for the Tax Justice Network? in Australia. He is also active in anti-corruption movements, including Publish What You Pay Australia and Transparency International Australia. He has a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Melbourne. He is married and has three children.

Event Details

When: Sunday, 19th February 2017 at 3.00 pm
Where: Friedlander Hall, Temple Beth Israel, 76-82 Alma Road, St Kilda 3182
Admission: $10.00 including kosher afternoon tea
RSVP: If possible please advise attendance by contacting the CCJ office 326 Church Street, Richmond 3121; Tel: 9429 5212 or Email:

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