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Seminar Series:
Introduction to the
program for 2009


We welcome you to your reading of the ISS list of offerings for 2009. As ever, there is a range of topics and times designed to offer at least several seminars that sound like something you would very much wish to attend. Please let others know what is on, and feel free to encourage them to join with us. Many of those who attend our evening seminars may well decide to come at the last moment — this is fine by us. When it comes to the all-day seminars, it helps our catering if you book in advance.

Our thanks again this year to the organising committee chaired by Dr Jan Gordon-Clark. Jan has been doing this excellent work for some 16 years and has very much put her distinctive and capable mark on the ISS. She will be retiring from these responsibilities as of the beginning of 2009. She and Henry have worked tirelessly on ISS matters. We thank them warmly, as we make our preparations for new people to take on these and other committee and supporting tasks in the future. If you would like to assist the functioning of the ISS in any way, please feel free to contact me.

With every good wish for the year ahead,

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

Program for 2009

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

1. Revd Canon John Stewart. Preparing for a Lenten Journey:
    A Lenten Quiet Day
Saturday 21 February, 10.00 am–3.30 pm

2. Dr Frank Mobbs. Can God be Proven?
Thursday 12 March, 7.30 pm–9.30 pm

3. Right Revd Graeme Rutherford. Leaning Close to Jesus
    in Order to be Close to God
Tuesday 21 April, 7.30 pm–9.30 pm

4. Ian Breward. Uniting the Inner and the Outer World
Tuesday 5 May, 7.30 pm–9.30 pm

5. Simon Gipson and Dr Barbara Kameniar. Children's Spirituality
Saturday 23 May, 10.00 am–3.30 pm

6. Tarrawarra Abbey. Ecumenical Vespers for the Vigil of Pentecost
Saturday 30 May, 3.00 pm–6.00 pm

7. Andrew Raiskums. Handel's Theodora
Tuesday 9 June, 7.30 pm–9.30 pm

8. Professor Ross Langmead. Understanding Burma:
    and Walking Alongside Chin and Karen Christians
Thursday 18 June, 7.30 pm–9.30 pm

9. Very Revd Dr Michael Protopopov. Russian Anzacs
Thursday 2 July, 7.30 pm–9.30 pm

10. Dr John Willis. The Story of The English Hymnal
Tuesday 21 July, 7.30 pm–9.30 pm

11. David Hilliard. The Religious Crisis of the 1960s in Australia
Wednesday 12 August, 7.30 pm–9.30 pm

12. Joseph Camilleri and Ismail Albayrak. Faith and Violence
Saturday 29 August, 10.00 am–3.30 pm

13. Dr William Johnston. Three Anglican Masters of Inter-Religious
      Dialogue and the Parliament of the World's Religions (December 2009)
Wednesday 9 September, 7.30 pm–9.30 pm

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