Inter-religious Dialogue and Catholic Identity at ACU

Inter-religious Dialogue and Catholic Identity at ACU

The Centre for Inter-religious Dialogue invites all staff to join in a videoconference conversation on the topic ‘Inter-religious Dialogue and Catholic Identity at ACU’ which will be led by Dr Jonathan Tan (Senior Lecturer, School of Theology, Strathfield).

Wednesday 21 August, 2013 12:30 to 1:30pm

•    Melbourne, St Patrick’s 5.30 (115 Victoria Pde) Fitzroy
•    North Sydney, MacKillop Level 16 TWH Building
•    Brisbane, McAuley AC.22
•    Strathfield, MSM VC Room (E2.45 Room)
•    Canberra, Signadou 110
•    Ballarat, Aquinas 503

The videoconference will consider the following questions:
How does ACU prepare its students to serve in contemporary Australian society, defined by cultural diversity and religious pluralism? What is the relationship between interreligious dialogue and Catholic identity? How does ACU respond to the Vatican II document Nostra Aetate's call to a dialogue that promotes the spiritual and moral goods found in other religions in order to work towards a world of peace, liberty and social justice?

All staff and HDR students are invited to participate (especially those who do not identify with Catholicism or have worked in institutions not affiliated with the Catholic Church). Come and contribute or listen to the conversation. BYO lunch. RSVP to Phone: (02) 9701 4547.

Food for thought: What is Catholic Identity?  What does it mean for a Catholic university?
Read a perspective from Associate Professor Patrick McArdle, Campus Dean (Canberra) and Director of the Institute for Catholic Identity and Mission here.