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

Please click on 'ATTEND' for an event to reserve your seat. Meetup will allow you to nominate that you will be bringing guests when you select 'Attend'.

(Because of COVID19 restrictions on seating numbers, it would be appreciated if you could cancel your reservation if you subsequently find yourself unable to attend.)

Upcoming events (2)

Overpopulation: the elephant in the room

St Chad's Anglican Church

The speaker will be Dr James Hopeward né Ward, Associate Professor in Environmental Engineering, UniSA STEM. Dr Hopeward’s research focuses on ‘big-picture sustainability problems such as the limits to the planet’s energy supplies, climate change and economic growth’. He was a lead author on the UN’s 6th Global Environmental Outlook Report (https://www.unep.org/global-environment-outlook), a founding member of the Wellbeing Economy Alliance (https://wellbeingeconomy.org/) and a past National President of Sustainable Population Australia (https://population.org.au/). Dr Hopeward will speak for around forty-five minutes, followed by audience questions and brief comments, moderated by the Chair to ensure open and respectful discussion.

Doors open at 6:30pm for a prompt start at 7pm.

Entry is by gold coin donation.

A document listing websites and other resources for this topic is available here via Dropbox:
https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fi/8u5v1g4p9m7ra2p0mszxy/Overpopulation-resources-v2.docx?dl=0&rlkey=fo7ioqh21fg7w46wghzm2kk4h

Reconciliation: Where are we and where are we going?

St Chad's Anglican Church

The speaker will be Ms Shona Reid, Executive Director of Reconciliation SA. Ms Reid is a proud Eastern Aranda Woman and has a degree in Behavioural Science from Flinders University. She has more than twenty years' experience working with, and on behalf of, Aboriginal children, young people, families and communities in South Australia, from child protection to governance and accountability. Ms Reid will speak for thirty to forty-five minutes, followed by audience questions and brief comments, moderated by the Chair to ensure open and respectful discussion.

Doors open at 6:30pm for a prompt start at 7pm.

Entry is by gold coin donation.

Past events (1)

Voluntary Assisted Dying

St Chad's Anglican Church

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