Theology and Philosophy

Abrahamic Perspectives on Mercy

For the Year of Mercy proclaimed by Pope Francis, this Short Course will explore the understanding of mercy in the Jewish, Christian and Muslim traditions.

This Short Course will be held on Wednesday evenings in May.

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Topics and Speakers

Wednesday, 4 May
"Mercy in Judaism", Dr Avril Alba (University of Sydney).

Wednesday, 11 May
"Mercy in Christianity", Dr Maeve Heaney, VDMF (Australian Catholic University).

Wednesday, 18 May
"Mercy in Islam", Dr Mahsheed Ansari (Charles Sturt University).

Wednesday, 25 May
"Mercy in Religious Life", Sr Ann-Maree O'Beirne, rsm (Australian Catholic University)


May 2016
6.30-8pm, with refreshments from 6pm.


Room C2.01, Edward Clancy Building
ACU Strathfield Campus


$80 for those requiring a Certificate of Attendance*
$40 for others

* Staff in Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of Sydney are eligible for hours to contribute towards maintenance of:

  • Accreditation to work, teach and lead in a Catholic School - Categories A, B and C.
  • Accreditation to teach Religious Education - Category D
  • Accreditation for Senior Leadership in a Catholic School - Category E


Registration is closed for this course.

This course does not involve assessment and is not for university credit. It is a general introduction and is open to the public.

Registration will be opened and further details provided in the near future.