PCNV Program: February to December 2016

PCNV PROGRAM: February to December 2016

SUNDAY 28 FEBRUARY 3.00pm: “What might progressive faith projects look like for younger generations?” Lucas and Shaz Taylor. See details later in this newsletter.
Venue: Blackburn North/Nunawading Uniting Church, Nunawading. Melway 48 F9.

NOTE: There is no PCNV meeting in March to avoid clashes with Easter dates
SUNDAY 10 APRIL 3.00pm: “Inclusivity as a Mark of Faith?” Rowena Allen, ‎Victorian Commissioner for Gender and Sexuality.
Venue: Blackburn North/Nunawading Uniting Church, Nunawading
MAY 10 – 15: Series of events with Rev Dr Robin Myers, an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, the Distinguished Professor of Social Justice at Oklahoma City University, the best selling author of seven books, a widely travelled lecturer and preacher on behalf of Progressive Christianity. His 2012 book, The Underground Church: Reclaiming the Subversive Way of Jesus has made a special impact. 

SUNDAY 26 JUNE, 3.00pm: “The Good Life and Spirituality”. Hugh Mackay, social researcher and author of sixteen books, ten in the field of social psychology and ethics.
Venue: Stonnnington Community Uniting Church; Ewing Campus; 59 Burke Rd, Malvern East
SUNDAY 24 JULY, 2.30pm to 5.30pm: “Jesus the Messiah: a Jewish view via the steppes of Moab”. Rabbi Aviva Kipen. 
An expanded meeting to allow time for a variety of activities to explore the topic.

SUNDAY 14 AUGUST, 3:00pm to 5:00pm: “The Gospels are ‘Made on earth’: Why is that important?” Rev Dr Lorraine Parkinson; St Luke’s Uniting Church 174 Barrabool Rd, Highton, Geelong, Vic 3216

SUNDAY 28 AUGUST, 3:00pm to 5:00pm: “How Media Shaped Christianity” Peter HorsfieldUnity of Melbourne, 4 Renown Street, Burwood. Melway 61 D6

SUNDAY 23 OCTOBER: 3:00pm to 5:00pm: “New Directions in Progressive Spirituality”. Three participants in Common Dreams Brisbane will share insights from the conference. Audience will choose follow-up conversations with two. Venue: Stonnnington Community Uniting Church; Ewing Campus; 59 Burke Rd, Malvern East.

3.00pm to 4.45pm: Don't Save the World, Just Get Involved: Activism inspired by a progressive faith is as much an inner as an outer journey. It’s about understanding our own voice and capacities, realising where we need to hear the voice and receive the capacities of others and making room for all the voices and capacities to coexist. And so it is less about “saving the world” and more about knowing what we offer, showing up to offer it and creating the conditions where others can too. Using video content from Quaker wise elder and Beyondering participant Parker Palmer; feminist, activist and author of the Book “Do it Anyway:  The New Generation of Activitists” Courtney Martin; and Poet and Theologian David Whyte, we will enter an afternoon of insight, reflection and conversation about our collective role as activists, whatever our age! Following on from Robin Meyers visit to Melbourne we’ll explore five habits of inner life that help us play our part.
4.45 pm: Annual General Meeting.

Venue: Blackburn North/Nunawading Uniting Church, Whitehorse Road Nunawading

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