Pax Christi Australia

Better Conversation with Areej Masoud – Is there any hope for Palestine? @ The Tinsley Institute - Morling College
Oct 24 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

The Tinsley Institute is launching Better Conversations because we believe in careful listening, deeper understanding, and real conversation. Students, staff, and other friends of the College are all welcome.

Areej Masoud, Palestinian Christian Activist and Speaker

Wednesday, 24 October  |  4.30-5.30pm
With informal conversation followed by dinner (from 6pm, if booked)

Better Conversations are scheduled to take place in the Tinsley Institute unless otherwise advised. Please let us know if you are coming by registering, or emailing

These conversations are free, however we encourage attendees to contribute $5 towards the cost of the event. Those who wish to stay for dinner are required to pay $10 for the meal (talk included).

Join us for our initial 2018 programme with two outstanding conversation partners.
Come prepared to listen!
Come prepared to learn!
Come prepared for a better conversation!

Cost $5 – $10


The Institute Team
Mike Frost, Karina Kreminski, Cass Kwakye, Darrell Jackson

The Rising Seas: Climate Change and the Pacific @ Function Room - Good Samaritans
Oct 25 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

His Excellency Anote Tong, who was president of Kiribati from 2003 to 2013, is among the most prominent advocates for urgent global action on climate change. Former President Tong’s country, the Pacific island nation of Kiribati, is one of the first places to confront sea level rise and other devastating real-life consequences of climate change.

Mr Tong is a strong voice for the Pacific and has been campaigning for climate justice for his people and those of the Pacific for many years. Bringing his voice to Australia is especially important in the current circumstances where Australians are engaged in a debate about greenhouse gas emissions and the continued mining and use of coal. The Pacific Calling Partnership is bringing Mr Tong to Australia in an effort to change the terms of the climate change debate in this country.

Join the Inter-Congregational Voice in Glebe for an evening with Anote Tong as he discusses the challenges facing Kiribati, Australia’s responsibility to tackle the climate crisis, and his vision for a more just and sustainable future.

Sr. Geraldine Kearney will serve as the event MC. Sr. Kearney, a Sister of the Good Samaritan of the Order of St. Benedict, has spent the last several years educating people in Australia and throughout the world about the impacts of climate change on low-lying islands in the Pacific.

Refreshments will be provided

Any hope for Palestine now, or ever? @ St Augustines Catholic Church Hall
Oct 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
An evening with Areej Masoud!
Areej is a Palestinian Christian from Bethlehem who currently works as the Development & Communications Department Coordinator at Bethlehem Bible College.
Learn about the issues facing Palestinians and ways that you can engage in offering hope.Palestinian food – Dabka dancers!

Donation entry

On Saturday 27 October 2018 at 6:00pm


St Augustine’s Catholic Church Hall
Eaton Street, Balmain, NSW 2041

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Contemplation and Action Seminar @ Pitt Street Uniting Church
Nov 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Contemplation and Action Flyer

The event, a Meditatio seminar hosted by the Australian Christian Meditation Community, will include keynote talks, Christian meditation, panel discussion and Q&A.

 Speakers will be international social change educator, preacher and activist Jarrod McKenna and writer, speaker and contemplative activist, Donna Mulhearn.

 They will be joined in discussion by a panel consisting of : CEO of Wayside Chapel, Jon Owen; activist and meditator, Sister Susan Connolly; Aboriginal educator, Ceane Towers and justice campaigner and meditator Jon O’Brien.

 The speakers and panellists will cover topics such as how contemplative prayer awakens a stronger commitment to work for justice and how it can support the journey for social change.

 “We will also discuss what spiritual practices can nourish our inner life to avoid exhaustion, burnout and despair, helping us connect to the divine source of love within,”  said Paul Taylor, one of the organisers.

 “The seminar will also explore what contemplative activism looks like and how to integrate contemplation and action to help us be our better ‘more whole’ selves and realise a more just world.”

 The seminar will run from 10am – 4pm. Ticket prices are: Early bird $40 / $30 concession (until Oct 10) or final price $50/$40. 

 Tickets can be purchased online here:

For further information and other ways to purchase tickets, contact or phone Paul on 0412 949862 or see the flyer on the website or direct link to the flyer here:


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