5 Tuesday evenings from 23 April to 18 June, 6 pm – 9 pm, and 3 Sunday workshops (full day):
Being Together, Becoming Sustainable. A short course in personal and community transformation, hosted by CERES in partnership with OASES. Featuring practical, experiential and creative workshops on transforming our relating with ourselves, others and the Earth, empowering us to address sustainability challenges. For more information and contact details: http://www.ceres.org.au/Training/short-courses/being-together-becoming-sustainable.
Thin Ice Film (high quality ~ 2.7 GB file) from Thin Ice Climate on Vimeo.
Tuesday 23 April, 6.45 pm: Free Film Screening of Thin Ice.
World premiere & global screening coinciding with Earth Day, featuring panel discussion after the film. Venue: PE Lecture Theatre (Room PE206), First floor PE Building (above The Mechanics Institute), Prahran Campus, SwinburneUniversity, 144 High Street, Prahran. To view the trailer, click here. RSVP (free entry) Booking essential via Eventbrite, by clicking here. Presented in conjunction with OASES Graduate School, the National Centre for Sustainability at Swinburne University, and the Royal Society of Arts.
Wednesday 24 April, 6 pm for 6.30 pm: Carlton Conversations - Derek McDougall.
Derek is Principal Fellow, (Associate Professor),School of Social and Political Sciences, University ofMelbourne. His academic interests are Asia Pacific international politics, with particular reference to Australian engagement in the region. Derek will consider Australian values and the Asian Century. The venue for the conversations is a private room at Di Mattina's Restaurant, 306 Lygon Street,Carlton. The meal costs $15 or $20. Everyone interested in Australian engagement in the Asian Region, especially given the critical circumstances of this time, is welcome. For further information phone John Evans, 9347-7077 (ext 1).
Wednesday 24 April, 7.30 pm – 9.30 pm: MAPW Anzac Eve Commemoration: Reflections of War - past, present and future. An evening of reflection, poetry and song with Peter Cundall,veteran of three wars and much loved former presenter of Gardening Australia; Tim Costello,CEO of World Vision and Chip Henriss, who has served with both US and Australian military forces, each talk about their experiences of war and its impacts. They will joined by theBrunswick Home Brew Choir and by poet and author Alice Ülgezer. Venue: Melbourne Town Hall (Swanston Room). Free event put on by the Medical Association for the Prevention of War. Limited seating: book with Carole firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday 25 April, 10.30 am: Alternate Anzac Day commemoration. Want to avoid all the nationalism and militarism that surrounds ANZAC day in mainstream Australia? Come and commemorate ANZAC day with like-minded people. We will be exploring the events of World War I through video and discussion. Also help us form the Alternate ANZAC Day commemoration Committee, and plan for the centenary of ANZAC Day in 2015. And stay for light lunch. Venue: Holden Street Neighbourhood House, 128 Holden Street, North Fitzroy. Further details:email@example.com.
Anzac Day is more puff than substance’ is part of the ‘Intelligence squared’ debate series at the Wheeler Centre. For the proposition: Marilyn Lake, author of What's wrong with ANZAC; Jeff Sparrow, editor of Overland; Graham Wilson, historian and author
Against the proposition: Brendan Nelson, former politician, now director of the Australian War Memorial; John Martinkus, journalist and cinematographer. Venue: Wheeler Centre, 176 Little Lonsdale St., Melbourne.
Elise Bialylew, who participated in the OWIC course, would like to tell you about her project Mindful in May. Mindful in May is for both beginners and more experienced meditators, aimed at bringing the benefits of meditation to you whilst improving the lives of others. The funds raised during Mindful in May will be given to Charity Water, an innovative, not for profit organisation that builds clean water wells for those in need. For further information see:http://www.mindfulinmay.org/
Speaker: Kristin Diemer (Sociologist and Photographer) is a co-facilitator at OASES Graduate School & research fellow at the University of Melbourne.
The first time I travelled to Iran I was struck by marked contrast between what I saw, what I know from Persian family and friends, and what I hear in the media (both inside and outside of Iran). On this second journey, eight years later, the contrast remains but alongside it I found an emergent and vibrant fusion between ancient Persia and the contemporary world external to Iran.
The next meeting of MAPW's Victorian branch is at La Notte, 160 Lygon St., Carlton. The meal costs $35 ($20 for students). The speaker will be Tim Wright from ICAN who will talk about the significance of the international conference on the humanitarian consequences of nuclear war held in March in Oslo.
Thursday 16 May, 8 pm: In support of the Lake Eyre to West Papua Land and Sea Convoy for Peace and Justice
Sunday 19 May 3 pm to 6 pm: MAPW Fundraiser Concert. Songs for Peace, a concert with "The Sweet Nothings", Polly Christie and Andy Rigby
Seasons Bistro, Riddells Creek, Victoria. There will also be a silent auction. If there is anything you can donate towards it please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, 16 June, 1 pm Shared meal; 2 pm discussion: Resisting war to make peace.
Pax Christi invites you to hear Professor Michael Hamel Green of Victoria University who will introduce conversation around his experiences as a war resister, conscientious objector and peacemaker. N.B. Many of you have experiences to share. Please feel free it invite others. Venue: Kildara, rear 39 Stanhope Street, Malvern. Further info: 0424 950 852.
Tuesday 16 July, 5 pm – 9 pm: An evening with Wes Howard-Brook and Sue Ferguson Johnson.
Pax Christi invites you to hear Wes Howard Brook, who teaches biblical studies
, and Sue Ferguson Johnson, who is a
spiritual director. Together they run “Abide in Me Ministries”. They will
speak on restoring one's sense of bonding around the earth itself, focussing on
creation, to help everyone to come out of their identity with violence and
empire and into a life of peace and love. The
first session will be between 5 pm - 6.30 pm, then a shared meal between
6.30 pm -7.30 pm. Please bring food to share. The second session will be
between 7.30 pm – 9 pm. Venue: Kildara, rear 39 Stanhope Street, Malvern.
Further info: 0424 950 852. Seattle
Sunday 18 August to Wednesday 21 August:
JCMA’s 10th Winter Conference: Sorry is the Hardest Word: Forgiveness and Repentance. JCMA conferences are intended for anyone from one of the three Abrahamic faiths. Participants include men and women, academics, those working in support or welfare roles, tertiary students, and members and leaders of faith communities. Sunday TasterOpportunity:1 pm - 9.45 pm. Cost: $55. Sunday, the first day of the conference, will provide an overview of the main themes. People who unable to attend for the whole conference are welcome to come to this Sunday taster. Applications closing date: Friday 19 July 2013. Conference CentrePallotti College, Millgrove Melways 289 A2. An application form for registration is available from www.trybooking.com/CFGA.
Friday 23 August – Sunday 25 August: Pax Christi Australia National conference:
Peacemaking, an Alternative Narrative! Venue: Edmund Rice Centre, Homebush, Sydney. More details soon.
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The text of these events has come via Dale Hess
The images with the text have been inserted by Miss Eagle