Events for the Heart and Mind

In This Issue: Invitation to attend Spiritual Care Australia Conference; Concert for Perth Modern School Chaplaincy; Hasluck Federal Election Public Forum; Council of Christians and Jews Public Lecture; National Symposium for the Australian Ecumenical Council for Spiritual Direction.

Spiritual Care Australia Conference

Spiritual Care Australia are hosing their 2011 conference at Swanleigh in Perth in May 2011. The Key note speaker is the Rev’d Dr Joseph Parkinson, director of the LJ Goody Bioethics Centre in Perth. In addition there will be a panel of experts to assist exploration of the themes, and associated workshops around the themes.
Swanleigh is located in the semi-rural Swan Valley, and as such the social program will include visits to the nearby chocolate factory, wineries as well as an excursion to Kings Park and an evening river cruise and meal.
For more information, visit the Spiritual Care Australia website.

Concert for Perth Modern School Chaplaincy

This concert by the West Coast Chordsmen will provide the best of barbershop singing. All proceeds raised will go to support the YouthCare chaplain at Perth Modern School
When: Sunday 15th August, 2.30pm
Where: Ross Memorial Church, Cnr Hay and Colin Streets, West Perth
Tickets: $20 or $15 concession, available at the door.

Hasluck Public Election Forum

As part of the 2010 Federal Election campaign, Foothills Uniting Church (Forrestfield) have organised a public forum, to provide an opportunity for people to ask questions of the candidates in the marginal seat of Hasluck. Come along and be clear about what the candidates stand for!
When: Monday 9th August, 7.30pm
Where: Woodlupine Family Centre, 88 Hale Rd, Forrestfield.
More information: contact Alan and Betty Matthews on 94539996

Public Lecture, Council of Christians and Jews

The Council of Christians and Jews WA invites you to attend a public lecture by Simon Blond, Lecturer in Art History and Theory, Art Department, Curtin University at St Peter’s and Emmaus Church, 56 Green St, Joondanna, 7.30pm Tuesday 17th August. Light refreshments will be served. $5 members, $10 non-members, Free entry for full-time students of Art or Theology.

National Symposium of the Australian Ecumenical Council for Spiritual Direction

When: 29th and 30th October, 2010
Where: Centre for Theology and Ministry, 29 College Crescent, Parkville, Victoria, 3052.

The Symposium seeks to foster the professional study of, and academic research into, the impact of contemporary spirituality on the practice of spiritual direction. The Australian Ecumenical Council for Spiritual Direction (AECSD) invites academics, researchers, the staff of spiritual direction formation programs, spiritual directors, and other interested parties to participate in the two-day Symposium.
During the two days, academic papers and practitioner presentations explore contemporary spirituality and its impact on the practice of spiritual direction in Australia. Some papers also highlight the findings of current and recent research presented within the field. Practitioner presentations are delivered through workshops. The Symposium ends each day with a facilitated panel discussion with the Symposium’s participants and the day’s speakers. Registration and the Symposium’s speakers and their topics are available on their website.