MtE Update – May 24 2018
- The latest Presbytery Newsletter (May 22) is here.
- Following worship Sunday June 3 we’ll have another of our hymn-learning sessions.
- For those interested in some background commentary to the readings for this Sunday May 27, see the links here. Our preacher this week is Rob Gallacher, who’s nominated 1 John 4.13-17 and 5.3-5 to replace the set Romans reading
Make it Messy! Training Day Saturday June 2 Parkville
Make it Messy! will assist those already engaged in Messy Church, churches contemplating beginning a Messy Church and people genuinely curious about the Messy Church phenomenon take the next step in their Messy journey. Join with others from churches across the state for a day of active engagement, stimulating discussions, encouraging stories and helpful electives that will empower your ministry in your local context – whether you are already engaged with Messy Church or not!. Across the day you will have the opportunity to connect with experienced Messy Church leaders and engage with…
Introducing Messy Church
Starting a Messy Church
Extreme Craft for Messy Church
Opening the Bible in Messy Church
Growing discipleship in Messy Church
Exploring what makes Messy Church church
Messy Church beyond the monthly gathering
Activities and games for building Messy community
Please let Craig or Lauren know if you’d be interested in being part of an MtE group attending this workshop
Other things potentially of interest
Please find attached a brochure from the Australian Churches Refugee Taskforce that you can use to take action advocating against the removal of basic financial supports for up to 12,000 people over the next year. The issue is rather urgent in that the first cohort of people to be removed from financial supports (possibly up to 3,000) will be in June. They anticipate 12,000 being removed from these supports over the next year. Any removal of financial supports will result in destitution and homelessness for many of these people and we are also entering winter which is a particularly difficult time for homelessness. We are aware that faith based agencies are likely to be the ones who will have to do their best to fill this gap.
The Australian Churches Refugee Taskforce is encouraging people of faith to respond to this issue because this is a breach of human rights to cause people to be destitute who are lawfully going through a refugee protection process.
Further resources on this issue can be found at:
Thank you in advance for your action on this issue,
Senior Social Justice Advocate
You are warmly invited to a public lecture on the relationship between Western Philosophy and Indian Thought by Professor Françoise Dastur (Emeritus, University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis) at Australian Catholic University, Melbourne campus.
Wednesday 30 May, 2018
5.30 – 7.00pm
ACU Melbourne Campus,
115 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy
Room 404.G.09 (Mercy Lecture Theatre)
About the lecture
Until recently, the matter of the relation between Western philosophy and Eastern traditions of thought had been largely neglected by European philosophers, especially in France. It is the depth of the ignorance of Indian philosophy in Europe that was highlighted by the French philosopher and journalist, Roger Pol-Droit, in his 1989 book The Oblivion of India: A Philosophical Amnesia.
India has been a place of prodigious development in mathematics, astronomy, philology and philosophy since ancient times. However, it was only at the end of the 18th century that Europe began to discover the importance of Indian literature and philosophy, beginning in Germany where writers and philosophers chose to look in the direction of the Orient. In this talk, Professor Dastur will explore the many points of convergence between Western philosophy and Indian thought, suggesting that these need much further analysis and development.
About the speaker
Professor Françoise Dastur taught philosophy in the University of Paris I from 1969–1995, in the University of Paris XII from 1995–1999, and in the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis from 1999–2003. She taught also as a visiting professor in the universities of Mannheim, Rio de Janeiro, Caracas, Warwick, Essex, De Paul (Chicago), Boston College, and North Western University (Evanston).
Professor Dastur was, as honorary Professor of Philosophy, attached to the Husserl Archives of Paris (ENS Ulm), a research unit affiliated to the French National Center for Research (CNRS) until June 2017. She was a founding member and the President of the École Française de Daseinsanalyse, of which she is now honorary President. She has published many articles in French, English and German, and is the author of several books in French, five of which have been translated into English.
For further information, and to register to attend: http://irci.acu.edu.au/events/western-philosophy-and-indian-thought/