Interfaith Event: ‘Breaking the Silence on Spirituality in Australia’ – Melbourne


Eremos Institute presents a Lecture and conversation with David Tacey and Cathy Connelly on Thursday, 16 August 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm at St George’s Centre Hall, 296 Glenferrie Road, Malvern, Victoria.

What is the immediate future for spirituality in Australia? Is it destined to remain a marginal or ‘eccentric’ interest? How can those of us on the edge speak to the mainstream? This talk will focus on the work of Aboriginal leaders, Miriam-Rose Ungunmerr and David Mowaljarlai and their efforts to create a ‘universal’, non-sectarian spiritual awareness in this country.

David will discuss how two of the major political and social issues facing Australia today: the Aboriginal question and the ecological crisis, are both, at their root, ‘spiritual’ issues to do with the lack of care, love and empathy toward the ‘other’.   Dr. David Tacey is a well-known author on spirituality in Australia and a popular speaker in a variety of forums. His studies and engagement in a variety of disciplines and reflections on his early years spent in Central Australia, create an a stimulating experience for those who encounter him through his books and presentations.

Celtic Harpist, Cathy Connelly,  is well known for performances that invite audiences to engage in quiet reflection and a deeper sense of being.  Her music is deeply grounded in the Celtic tradition, with its potential to dwell in that liminal space between the known and the unknown.

For more information please contact Rex (03) 9758 4731

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