Australia’s political and religious leaders have broken bread inside Parliament House for the seventh Australian Catholic University Interfaith Parliamentary Breakfast. ACU’s Parliamentary Interfaith Breakfast celebrates the diverse contribution faith communities have made on Australia’s national fabric. It has become a popular forum for interfaith dialogue and fosters positive engagement between the country’s political and religious leaders.
The importance of championing diversity and inclusion were key themes at ACU’s fifth Parliamentary Interfaith Breakfast at Parliament House in Melbourne on Tuesday 26 November. Over 150 guests attended, including more than 45 faith leaders and 40 parliamentarians.
The Faculty of Theology and Philosophy at Australian Catholic University (ACU) is delighted to announce details of our International Conference on Comparative Theology. Framed by the concept of religious identities, the 2019 conference invites participants to explore the latest developments within, and challenges to, comparative theology and associated practices of interreligious learning. The Conference will take place at the Australian Catholic University, Melbourne Campus, 23-24 July, 2019.
A royal commission into Australia’s Aged Care service providers is looking to address systemic issues that are corrupting the noble service. Recent reports (Feb 2019) state there were more than 3,700 assaults, either physical or mental on both residents or staff, in Australian nursing homes this past financial year. What should our carers be mindful of when looking after our elderly ? What ethical considerations need emphasis during training ? How can our elderly find the comfort and solace they so desperately seek to find whilst in other’s care ?
A NEW report by researchers at ACU confirms the significant benefits of pastoral care to hospital patients and aged care residents. Almost all (99 per cent) of participants reported that that during their meetings with the pastoral practitioner they felt they were treated with dignity and respect.
Australian Catholic University and Australian Intercultural Society will conduct a Public Panel Discussion Listening to the Female Voice: Women and Faith at the ACU Fitzroy Campus on the evening of Tuesday 6 March.
The Australian Catholic Migrant and Refugee Office and Australian Catholic University will present the Annual Bishop Joe Grech Colloquium, Freedom of Religion in a Multi-religious Society: the Contribution of Migration at the ACU Campus Brunswick St, Fitzroy on evening of 24 August 2017 at 7pm.
On Tuesday 18 July at Australian Catholic University participants will have the opportunity of hearing two Cardinals of the Catholic Church speaking about Catholic Social Teaching: Cardinal Turkson relating it to Integral Human Development and Cardinal Quevedo relating it to Interreligious Dialogue.
Victoria: Asia-Pacific Catholicism and Globalization: Conference
The Institute for Religion, Politics and Society at the ACU will conduct a scholarly conference with outstanding international guests reflecting on Globalisation, Catholicism and Interreligious Dialogue in the Asia-Pacific region. It will be held at Australian Catholic University in Melbourne from 28 to 30 June 2017.