Tuesday 25 October – Saturday 5 October: The Tunnel Rat by Neil Cole.
The tunnel rat, based on true stories from the Vietnam War, explores the nature of post traumatic stress on an individual and societal level. It has a season at the Malthouse Theatre from October 25.
Thursday 27 October, 6 pm – 7.30 pm: Ethics in Philanthropy Debate. Does philanthropy reinforce the distinction between the haves and have nots? Come and hear what some of our leading philanthropic and public policy thinkers and commentators have to say.
Speakers: Prof. Dennis Altman, Rod Quantock, Emeritus Prof. Dorothy Scott, Stephanie Alexander and Cath Smith. Co-hosted by Melbourne Writers Festival, Australian Communities Foundation, ABC Radio National and Federation Square. BMW Edge, Federation Square. Free, bookings essential. Book now
Friday 28 October, 2 pm – 5 pm: Free public forum on religion and ecology to launch the Forum on Religion and Ecology @ Monash.
Panelists: Rabbi Jonathan Keren-Black (founding President of Greenfaith Australia), Assoc. Prof. John Bradley(Monash Indigenous Centre), Dr. Padmasiri Da Silva (Monash Centre for Studies in Religion and Theology), Prof. Norm Habel (Theology, Flinders University), Elyse Rider (Monash Centre for Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies), Dr. Salih Yucel (Monash Centre for Studies in Religion and Theology). Monash University Caulfield H Building Room 1.16. RSVP (for catering purposes):Sharon.Elliot@monash.edu.au with subject line: Forum on Religion and Ecology RSVP.
Saturday 29 October, 8.50 am to 5.00 pm One-day Symposium on Climate Change – Cultural Change: Religious Responses and Responsibilities: Keynote address: Professor Norman Habel “Eco-wisdom and Climate Change”.
Dr. Norman Habel hails from Yulecart, near Hamilton in Victoria, Australia and is a pastor of The Lutheran Church. He was professor of Biblical Studies in the USA from 1955-1973. In 1974 he returned to Australia and established the first Religion Studies Department in Australia. From 1984-1987 he was Principal of Kodaikanal International School in South India. During his time in India, he and his wife Janice Orrell established the Grihini programme, a school for empowering oppressed uneducated Tribal and Dalit women in the remote hills around Kodaikanal. Centre for Theology and Ministry, 29 College Crescent, Parkville. For further details and to register visit:http://www.trinity.unimelb.edu.au/about/news--media/events/cultural-change-symposium.html; please register by Friday 21 October 2011. Registration (includes tea/coffee, morning and afternoon tea and lunch): $55 full; $45 concession. Contact: Dr Anne Elveyaelvey@trinity.unimelb.edu.au; Dr David Gormley O’Brien email@example.com.
Thursday 3 November, 6.30 pm (time TBC): Public Lecture by M. V. Ramana.
M.V.Ramana is an Associate Research Scholar on Science and Global Security at Princeton University. He works on the future of nuclear energy in the context of climate change and nuclear disarmament and is completing a book on nuclear power in India. He is a member of the Science and Security Board of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists and the International Panel on Fissile Materials. He will address the topic of Australian uranium sales to India. This is an event held jointly by MAPW and ICAN. Venue: Trades Hall. Further info: Nancy: 9023 1958.
Saturday 5 November, 9 am – 11 am: Oases breakfast: Climate Change and Natural Law. Speaker: Barrie Pittock.
While the message is clear that climate change is here (and in some areas, might already be having disastrous effects), there is still hope for the future, and the ideas presented here will inspire people to take action. Barrie Pittock did a Ph. D. in physics in 1963. He joined CSIRO in 1965 and worked on stratospheric ozone, solar-weather relationships, surface climate change, the climatic effects of nuclear war, and the greenhouse effect. Cost waged $25, unwaged $15. Augustine Centre, 2 Minona Street, Hawthorn. RSVP to OASES 03 9819 3502 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday 8 November, 6.30 pm: Film screening: 'I Was Worth 50 Sheep'.
Join us for an evening of learning and discussion with the opportunity to be part of creating change for Afghan women and girls. This is a compelling, award winning documentary film by Swedish filmmaker Nima Sarvestani that follows 16-year old Sabere's courageous actions to escape from and divorce her 55 year old, violent, Taliban husband of 6 years when she calls on the help and sanctuary of her family and a local Safe House in her desperate mission. Together, progress is made, however it becomes clear that this common pattern of abuse is about to be repeated as her young sister has been sold for 50 sheep. Venue: 1000 Pound Bend Cinema, 351 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne. Tickets: $20/$15 concession $25 solidarity ticket. Fingerfood and wine will be available for purchase. Bookings essential: Onnie: email@example.com to pre-book your ticket. All funds raised will go to support women's projects of RAWA (http://www.rawa.org) and the Cooperation Center of Afghanistan (http://www.ccamazar.org).
Wednesday 9 November, 6.30 pm: Film Premiere: Dirt cheap 30 years on.
An updated version of the 1980 film, Dirt Cheap, 30 years on...the story of uranium mining in Kakadu tells the story of how Ranger uranium mine was imposed on the Mirarr people in the late 1970s. The film also provides contemporary insight into the Mirarr's experience with Ranger and Jabiluka. The premiere will be in Melbourne on Wednesday November 9th at 6.30 at the State Library Theatrette with speakers including representatives from Gundjeihmi and the Environment Centre NT.
Wednesday 9 November, 6.30 pm: Prospects for Peace in Israel/Palestine.
Kathy Kelly, nominated three times for the Nobel Peace Prize, has been described as probably the most respected leader in the American peace movement. Kathy has invested her life in search of non-military solutions to end wars, often at great personal cost. Kathy has lived in war zones, sharing the dangers with civilians in Nicaragua, Gaza, Bosnia, Iraq, and Afghanistan. Venue: Church of All Nations, 180 Palmerston Street, Carlton. $15 waged $10 unwaged (no need to book). Further info for this event and following two events please contact either Simon: firstname.lastname@example.org or Dale: email@example.com...
Thursday 10 November, 7.30 pm: Conversations with Kathy Kelly.
Friday 11 November, 6 pm – Sunday 13 November, 4 pm: Transforming the world, Transforming ourselves: a weekend retreat with Kathy Kelly.
Wednesday 16 November, 5.30 pm – 8 pm: Food Security Issues in Timor-Leste.
The forum will address food security issues, including agricultural practices, climate, imports, skills, quality of seeds and many other issues The Keynote Speaker will be Dr Brian Palmer, former Agriculture Adviser to the President, Minister for Agriculture and ‘Seeds for Life’ Manager. He will be joined by two panel members: Dr Bev Wood Food Security Adviser and expert on food security issues David Adams Victorian Department of Sustainability and Environment who will address land cover and land use issues. Venue: Edinburgh Gardens Community Room Off Brunswick Street, North Fitzroy (Old Fitzroy Football Ground—Melway Reference 2C 1C). The forum will be webcast live on the evening from 6:15 pm at http://timorlive.vlga.org.au. For catering purposes please RSVP to Gary Jungwirth, Timor-Leste Project Officer by Friday 11 November 2011 via email, firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 9349 7999.
Tuesday 22 November – Wednesday 23 November: Ethics in a Multifaith Society: Muslims and Christians in Dialogue. The conference “Ethics in a multifaith society: Muslims and Christians in Dialogue” is held in honour of M. Fethullah Gülen, from whom the Australian Catholic University Chair in the Study of Islam and Muslim-Catholic Relations, established in 2007, takes its name. For Fethullah Gülen, dialogue between Jews, Christians and Muslims is imperative, not only because of what followers of these three monotheistic religions have in common, but also because of their shared responsibility to make our world a more peaceful and safer place. Australian Catholic University, 115 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy. Conference Program (PDF, 1.25MB); Conference Registration (PDF, 472KB); Conference Poster (PDF,3.75MB)