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
Until Sunday 12 May: Exhibition on Peace. This exhibition asks the question: what is peace? It examines international, national and local efforts that seek to ensure stability and opportunities for creative collaboration in our world.’ Venue: Shrine of Remembrance,
Until Sunday 28 July: Exhibition: The Enemy Within: Prisoner of War Camps and Internment Camps in
the Second World War Victoria hosted eight Prisoner of War and Internment
Camps. This exhibition explores the impacts on prisoners of war and internees
who lived and worked in camps. Venue: Shrine of Remembrance, Birdwood
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/
Saturday 4 May, 9 am - 11.30am: Breakfast:Fusion: an exploration of ancient Persia & contemporary Iran.
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 email@example.com.
Tuesday 21 May, 8.30 pm: William Dalrymple: The Return of the king: the battle for
. In 1839 The British
launched an invasion of Afghanistan Afghanistan largely as a result of false
intelligence. William Dalrymple has told the story of the first Anglo Afghan war
and the subsequent "war of retribution" using Afghan sources. As well
as being a great read the book draws parallels which shed light on the current
situation. Venue: Athenaeum
Collins Street, Melbourne. Cost: $20;
$12 concession. Further
information: Wheeler Centre
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 University, USA
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 Taster Opportunity: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 Centre, Pallotti 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.