The Progressive Christian Network has combined with Common Dreams to bring Canadian Dr David Galston to Melbourne in late August. David is an outstanding Canadian leader. He is the Academic Director of the Westar Institute, the Ecumenical Chaplain at Brock University, and an Adjunct Professor of Philosophy at Brock. He is also an Advisor for the SnowStar Institute of Religion (Canada) and the Quest Learning Centre (Hamilton, Ontario). He has played a key role, both in Canada and the United States, in the development of progressive forms of religion and theology, including being a founding member and chair of the Westar Institute’s new Seminar on God and the Human Future. David Galston takes the conclusions of modern scholarship seriously to look for ways to experience religious value outside of traditional, supernatural, beliefs. This is an opportunity to consider a future that is different from the past.
David has published two books (Archives and the Event of God, McGill-Queens Press, and Embracing the Human Jesus, Polebridge Press) as well as written several articles for the Westar Institute magazine The Fourth R and academic journal Forum. David will deliver a lecture on Friday evening 28 August at 7.00pm and will lead three sessions of Saturday 29 August starting at 10.00am.
Lecture: Friday 28 August 7.00 pm: “Has Religion a Future?”
Symposium (incl light lunch): Saturday 29 August:
10.00am “Has Jesus a Future?”
11.30 am “Has God a Future?”
1.30 pm “Is There a Post-Christian Christianity?”
All sessions are at Toorak Uniting Church, 603 Toorak Rd, Toorak. The Saturday event includes lunch. Bookings are essential and can be made athttps://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/dr-davidgalston-the-future-of-religion-jesus-christianitytickets-17889549123?ref=estw If you book before 21 August, there is a significant earlybird saving.