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Professor Robert Audi delivering the 2016 Simone Weil Lecture on Human Value in Melbourne (Photograph: David Newheiser, used with permission).
Every year the Faculty of Theology and Philosophy plays host leading local and international theologians and philosophers from all over the world who deliver public lectures on a range of topics.
Public lectures delivered this year have included:
Inter-religious Learning in the Papacy of FrancisProfessor Francis X Clooney SJ, Harvard University
Pope Francis’ Vision of the ChurchProfessor Massimo Faggioli
2017 Simone Weil Lecture on Human ValueDemocracy as Human Value: On the Idea of Ethical CitizenshipProfessor Lenart Škof (Professor of Philosophy and Head of the Institute for Philosophical Studies, Science and Research Centre of Koper, Slovenia)
2017 Plunkett LectureDrive-Thru Healthcare: is there more to the healing relationship than supply and demand?Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP
From Theology to Worship in Inter-religious StudiesProfessor Francis X Clooney SJ, Harvard University
Energising the mission: Understanding and integrating Catholic identity through policy, procedure and practiceDr J. Michael Stebbins (Executive Vice President of Mission, Avera)
The Role of Cosmology in Thai BuddhismProfessor Barend Jan Terwiel (Former Chair of Thai and Lao Languages and Literatures, Hamburg University)
Public lectures delivered in 2016 included:
Fostering ecclesial unity amid liturgical diversityVery Rev Mark Morozowich, SEOD (Associate Professor of Liturgical Studies/Sacramental Theology and Dean of Theology, Catholic University of America)
2016 Plunkett Lecture: John Hubert Plunkett: The Martin Luther King of colonial Australia and prosecutor of the Myall Creek massacre trialsMark Tedeschi AM QC (NSW Senior Crown Prosecutor and author of Murder at Myall Creek)
Relationships, Automony and the Ethics of Research on ChildrenThomas H Murray, PhD (President Emeritus of The Hastings Center, New York)
Why We Play? Sports, Values and DrugsThomas H Murray, PhD (President Emeritus of The Hastings Center, New York)
Enhancing Catholic School Identity: What does it mean to be a Catholic School in the contemporary world?Professor Dr Lieven Boeve (Director-General, Catholic Education, Flanders, and former Dean, Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, KU Leuven, Belgium)
The Listening Church: The Sensus Fidelium and the People of GodRev Associate Professor Ormond Rush (ACU)
2016 Simone Weil Lecture on Human Value: Transnational Ethics and the Refugee CrisisProfessor Robert Audi (ACU Professorial Fellow and John A. O’Brien Professor of Philosophy, University of Notre Dame)
“Críost Liom”: Treasures of the Irish Christian TraditionProfessor Salvador Ryan (Pontifical University, Maynooth, Ireland)
“There now follow some examples worth remembering"Professor Salvador Ryan (Pontifical University, Maynooth, Ireland)
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