Joan Chittister in Conversation with John Warhurst
Join us via Zoom for an evening with Joan Chittister and John Warhurst as they explore issues crucial to Church renewal ahead of the second assembly of the Plenary Council.
Joan and John will focus discussions on those individual responsibilities we each have in renewing the Church; uncovering the spirituality required to make ‘synodality’ a success; and the role of women in the Church.
This is an ideal opportunity for those who were unable to attend Joan’s in-person events around Australia in recent weeks. It’s also another opportunity for those who experienced Joan’s prophetic vision for our Church to again be inspired before she leaves Australian shores.
WHEN: Thursday 23 June, 2022
TIME: 7:30pm (AEST)*
WHERE: Online via Zoom
TICKET PRICE: $22.00 (incl GST)
Sr Joan Chittister osb is an American Benedictine, and a Practical Theologian that embodies the voice of wisdom and experience. She is one of the most influential religious and social leaders of our time. For 50 years she has passionately advocated on behalf of peace, human rights, women’s issues, and Church renewal. Joan is a much sought-after speaker, counsellor and clear voice that bridges across all religions, she is also a best-selling author of more than 60 books, hundreds of articles, and an online column for the National Catholic Reporter. She has received numerous writing awards and honors for her work, and is a noted international lecturer as well as a former fellow at St Edmund’s College, Cambridge University, England. Explore Joan's books here.
John Warhurst AO is Emeritus Professor of Political Science at the Australian National University, Chair of Concerned Catholics Canberra Goulburn, President of Christians for an Ethical Society, and a Plenary Council member. For the past 25 years he has served on many national church councils and boards and has participated in a Diocesan Synod and served on a Diocesan Pastoral Council. For the past four years he has assisted in building the church reform movement around Australia, contributing to the Australasian Catholic Coalition for Church Reform. John is a highly respected political scientist, having written a weekly column for the Canberra Times for nearly 25 years, and contributed many articles on church-related themes to Eureka Street, Pearls & Irritations, The Swag and the Canberra Times. John's recent releases are Hard Questions Born of Love: My Journey through the Plenary and Wrestling with the Church Hierarchy: Engaging with the Plenary Council & Beyond.
*Starting times around Australia and New Zealand
ACT, NSW, QLD, TAS, VIC: 7.30pm
NT, SA: 7.00pm
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