Events for the Heart and Mind – 24 June

In This Edition: Christian Meditation Weekend Retreat; 2009 Keith Roby Memorial Lecture; World Food Crisis; Living God’s Promises: The environment as a journey of Faith; Blueprint for a better world.
Christian Meditation Weekend Retreat: Creation and the Contemplative Vision
31 July-2 August
You are invited to this Christian Meditation Community guided silent Retreat.
Take time out to reconnect with the Creator and the Creation in the tranquil setting of Penola by the Sea. Meditation in the John Main tradition – instruction and support available. All are welcome. Suggested donation $170. Enquiries and registrations: Margaret Keane Phone 9334 0995 or CMC WA 9444 5810 Email:

2009 Keith Roby Memorial Lecture
Sustainability and Surviving the Perfect Storm: Will it be Convergence or Divergence? by Professor Jules Pretty OBE
The World and its cultures and environments face unprecedented challenges in the coming two to three decades. Consumption-driven stressed on food systems, nature, water and energy are likely to put many cultures and economies under serious threat. What, then, can be learned about divergent patterns of living that emphasise connections to land and nature?
Jules Pretty is Professor of Environment and Society in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Essex. He is a Fellow of the Institution of the Biology and the Royal Society of Arts, Deputy-Chair of the governments Advisory Committee on Releases to the Environment
Date: Thursday 2nd July, 2009
Time: 6-8pm
Venue: Kim E Beazley Lecture Theatre
Murdoch University
90 South Street Murdoch
Parking in Car Park 3
RSVP: RSVP essential by Friday 26 June to or telephone 08 9360 6176

World Food Crisis
Join Andrew Hewett, the executive Director of Oxfam Australia and co-chair of Make Poverty History, at this exclusive event.
Find out how the converging impacts of the world food crisis, climate change and the financial crisis are affecting poor communities, an the impossible choices they face.
Date: 16 July
Time: 6pm
Venue: Alexander State Library, Perth Cultural Centre

Living God’s Promises: The environment as a journey of Faith
Yaraandoo (part of Anglican EcoCare) invites Christian Youth leaders and others to a one day workshop on creation spirituality. The focus of the day will be to explore the biblical foundations of creation spirituality and its relevance in the 21st century. Presenters include Dr. Catherine Baudains, lecturer in Environmental Education for Sustainability at Murdoch University and Jeff Sturman, retired environmental scientist/engineer and former Senior Lecturer in Environmental Science at Murdoch University.
When: Saturday 11 July, 2009
Time: 9.30am-4.45pm
Where: Yaraandoo, Toodyay, WA
Places are limited, so if interested contact Karin Strehlow by the 5th of July on 9360 1244 (office hours), 9443 1545 (after hours) or

Blueprint for a better world
An interactive exhibition Blueprint for a Better World that highlights the Millennium Development Goals and the promise of Governments throughout the world to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger by 2015. The exhibition is supported by Caritas Australia and AusAID and will be arriving in WA later in June. It will be travelling to Bunbury, Fremantle and Geraldton. Great resources can be located at Teachers may be interested in taking their students to this exhibition.
The exhibition will be at The University of Notre Dame from the 2nd of July- 20th July.