Wilks Oration – Dr Rachael Kohn

Dr Rachael Kohn

Dr Rachael Kohn, the presenter of the ABC Radio National program ‘The Spirit of Things’ will give the Wilks Oration “We are all Believers Now, at the Effective Living Centre, Wayville

“We are all Believers Now”

Our distinguished Orator this year will be Dr Rachael Kohn, the presenter of the ABC Radio National program ‘The Spirit of Things’ (Sundays 6.00pm and repeated Tuesdays 1.00pm).

Rachel takes up the issue that it is time to move on and deal with the really important question – not what we believe, but how.

“What we believe is not necessarily the thing that divides us, but how we believe may be crucial to whether we relate to one another at all, let alone with trust and confidence.”

Rachael was awarded a Doctor of Letters from the University of New South Wales in 2005 for ‘services to the community … fostering religious understanding’ through her broadcasts, public speaking and book, The New Believers: Re-imagining God. She has recently published Curious Obsessions in the History of Science and Spirituality.

Born in Canada, she graduated with an MA and PhD in Religious Studies from McMaster University and was awarded the prestigious Leverhulme Postdoctoral Fellowship, for study at the University of Lancaster, England.

Before joining the ABC in 1992, she taught Religious Studies at Sydney University and in universities in England and Canada. Rachael has won three World Gold Medals from the New York Festivals International Radio Competition. She has produced documentaries for ABC TV’s Compass: The Dead Sea Scrolls, Buddhism East and West, and Paws for Thought (the spirituality of animals).

What: Wilks Oration

When: Saturday 25 May, 2013, 7pm – 9.30pm

Where: Effective Living Centre, 26 King William Road, Wayville, SA

Cost $25 or $20 Friends & Concession

Register: online or by phoning the Effective Living Centre on 8271 0329.

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