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Seminar Series:
Introduction to the year 2006 program


Welcome to the Institute for Spiritual Studies at St Peter's, Eastern Hill in 2006. Once again we have on offer a variety of first rate presenters, on Saturdays and on weekday evenings – topics to inspire, to challenge and to inform.

The ISS program is our offering to the wider church and community. The Committee chaired by Dr Jan Gordon-Clark does a great job in all the necessary behind the scenes work. We work on a break-even budget, and obviously we look forward to encouraging good numbers of people to join us, through the quality of our presentations.

The continuing and growing support of those who value this service makes it all possible.

See you at some of the seminars in 2006.

Rev'd Dr John Davis
Vicar of St Peter's Church, Melbourne
Director of the Institute for Spiritual Studies

Program for 2006

Click on the name or title for further details about any event.

1. Fr Ken Parker. Dancers in the Desert: Lenten Quiet Day
Saturday 25 February, 10.00 am–3.30 pm

2. Rev'd Dr Duncan Reid. Anglicans and Orthodox: 400 Years of
Thursday 27 April, 7.30 pm–9.30 pm

3. Rev'd Dr Craig D'Alton, Rev'd Prof. Robert Gribben and
    Rev'd Dr Austin Cooper.
Thomas Cranmer – A Celebration
Saturday 13 May, 10.00 am–3.30 pm

4. Rev'd Dr Richard Leonard, SJ. A 'Titanic' Struggle: The Media
    Culture ...
Tuesday 23 May, 7.30 pm–9.30 pm

5. Fr Carlos Mesters, O Carm. How do We Read the Bible in the
    Context of the Reality in which People Live?
Tuesday 6 June, 7.30 pm–9.30 pm

6. Tarrawarra Abbey. Ecumenical Vespers for the Vigil of Pentecost
Saturday 3 June, 3.00 pm–6.00 pm

7. Dr Robin Grove. Words in Time: T S Eliot's Four Quartets
Tuesday 20 June, 7.30 pm–9.30 pm

8. Damien Busby. Altruism in Buddhism
Thursday 6 July, 7.30 pm–9.30 pm

9. His Eminence Mor Malatius Malki Lahdo Malki. Some Syrian
    Contributions to the Christian Tradition
Tuesday 18 July, 7.30 pm–9.30 pm

10. Rev'd Prof. Dorothy Lee and Rev'd Dr Robert Gallacher.
      The Transfiguration
Saturday 5 August, 10.00 am–3.30 pm

11. Rev'd Canon Dr Jane Shaw. The Anglican Communion:
      Historical Perspectives on Current Issues
Thursday 24 August, 7.30 pm–9.30 pm

12. Dr Maryanne Confoy, RSC. Mysticism: "The Art of Union with
Tuesday 5 September, 7.30 pm–9.30 pm

13. Linda Walter. Monica Furlong: An Australian Appreciation
Thursday 21 September, 7.30 pm–9.30 pm

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