What we're about

An ongoing series of quarterly talks providing information and open discussion about matters of current, broad concern to the community. Sessions are open to anyone who is concerned about the topic to be discussed.

Sessions typically involve a talk of thirty to forty-five minutes, followed by an opportunity for the audience to make brief comments or ask questions of the speaker. Discussion time is moderated by the Chair to ensure that it is open and respectful.

While the sessions are hosted by St Chad’s Anglican Church, the views expressed by the speakers do not necessarily reflect any position taken by the Anglican Church in Australia. Light refreshments will be offered following the sessions.

Recordings and summary notes of past sessions are available at this Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCe9E4SLAup4mCvMxBbMhGxw

It is not necessary to 'RSVP' for an event, but if you do, that helps us with planning. Meetup will allow you to nominate that you will be bringing guests.

Upcoming events (2)

Climate Change: GOOD STUFF HAPPENING!

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Despite the gloom surrounding this critical issue, individuals and organisations are undertaking significant action. This session will be addressed by the Mayor of Unley, Michael Hewitson, and other members of Council staff on action taken and further plans for Unley Council to be carbon neutral in 2023. The presentation will take around forty-five minutes, followed by an opportunity for audience questions and brief comments, moderated by the Chair to ensure open and respectful discussion.

Links to various websites providing useful information on the topic can be found via Dropbox here: https://bit.ly/3njZ22E (You do not need a Dropbox account to view these.)

While hosted by St Chad’s Anglican Church, speakers are selected for their experience and / or expertise, not to represent the position of the Anglican Church in Australia.

Refugees in Australia: past, present and future

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Speakers: Brad Chilcott AM and The Hon. Hieu Van Le AC.
Australia has always welcomed refugees. When the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees was established in 1951, there were 2.1 million refugees internationally. In 2021 there were 27.1 million refugees and a further 53.2 million people forcibly displaced in their own countries. In 2022 the invasion of Ukraine has forcibly displaced a further 12 million people in and from Ukraine. Brad Chilcott AM founded Welcoming Australia and is active across many other social issues, including reconciliation, family violence, gender inclusion and mental health. Brad will speak on Australia’s responsibility to refugees. The Hon. Hieu Van Le AC, former Governor of SA, will then speak on the experiences he and his wife have had coming to Australia as refugees. The talks will total around forty-five minutes, followed by an opportunity for audience questions and brief comments, moderated by the Chair to ensure open and respectful discussion.

Doors open at 7pm for a prompt start at 7:30pm.

Entry is by gold coin donation.

Links to various websites providing useful information on the topic can be found via Dropbox here: https://bit.ly/3zBDRPs
(You do not need a Dropbox account to view these.)

Past events (4)

Domestic violence: not here, surely?

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