The Carmelite Centre Melbourne
The Once and Future Reformation:
The Way of the Spirit.
Thursday 25th May to Saturday 27th May
An opportunity to talk about the current need for renewal and reformation today, in the churches and in the world. Our Symposium will be diverse, ecumenical, and imaginative. Join us for three days of lectures, reflections and discussion on ways of learning from the past, of living in the present and of looking to the future.
Keynote speaker: Francis Moloney SDB, AM, STD, D. Phil. (Oxon), D. Univ. (ACU), FAHA Thursday evening 7.30-9.30 he will speak on "Reform: Spirituality and the Person of Jesus: Christian Holiness as Deification (Theiosis)."
A talk which points to the strength of the Lutheran (and others) return to the Word of God and the person of Jesus, and ask where we can go from there in terms of a spirituality.
Full Program: ‘The Once and Future Reformation : The Way of the Spirit’. The Carmelite Centre Symposium
DAY ONE Thursday 25th of May
Welcome 10.30 am
Philip Harvey - Welcome
Ken Petersen O.Carm: Dialogue Today and Tomorrow
Session One 11.30-1.00 pm
David Moore: Mysticism of Teilhard de Chardin: A Solution to the Modern Religious Crisis
Carol McDonough: Seeking the Way of the Spirit living Jesus' commands to love: for Christians, our church in our world, learning from our past, for our future hope through Love in our present
Session Two 2.30-4.00 pm
Glenn Loughrey: The Way of the Heart: One with the Heavens and the Earth
Ruth Harrison: Ancient Roots, New Expressions: How the Spirituality and Praxis of Christian Contemplatives are being reshaped by the demands of living in an Evolving Universe and a Planet in ecological crisis
Session Three 4.30-6.00 pm
Talitha Fraser: Street, Seminary and Sacred: Expressions of Theological Animation and Activism in Victoria
David Buller: Holy Disruption : A Quaker Experience of Reformation Then and Now
Session Four 7.30-9.30 pm
Keynote speaker: Francis Moloney
"Reform: Spirituality and the Person of Jesus: Christian Holiness as Deification (Theiosis)." A talk which points to the strength of the Lutheran (and others) return to the Word of God and the person of Jesus, and ask where we can go from there in terms of a spirituality.
DAY TWO Friday 26th of May
Session Five 9.30-11 am
Marlene Marburg: Becoming a Real Presence to Each Other: Beyond Resistance to Co-creation
Bernadette Miles: Strengthening Spirit – Releasing Potential: spiritual formation for the New Axial Age
Session Six 11.30-1.00 pm
Jan Morgan & Graeme Garrett: ‘And they couldn’t even read Eggplant!’: a New Pentecost? Or, on being Monoglots in a Speaking world
Simon Moyle: Monasticism, New and Old
Session Seven 2.30-4.00 pm
Lynne Reeder: New and Old Treasures: Wonder, Awe, and Creativity in Today’s Spirituality
Sherry Balcombe & Robyn Reynolds: Spirituality and Land: Let's hear Aboriginal Voices
DAY THREE Saturday 27th of May
Retreat morning 10.00-noon
Bernadette Micallef: The Way of the Spirit: Personal Experience.