ACU Luminaries Series: Hear from the global authority on comparative theology
Published: Tuesday 6th June 2017
The ACU Faculty of Theology and Philosophy is delighted to be hosting a visit in July by the internationally-renowned, global authority on comparative theology, Professor Francis X Clooney SJ from Harvard University.
The Faculty is hosting a number of events across our campuses, and invites all ACU staff to take the opportunity to attend a nearby event.
Date: Thursday 27 July 2017 Time: 6pm for 6.30pm Location: The Gleeson Auditorium, ACU Strathfield Campus Registration: By Monday 24 July, via the website.
As part of the Faculty’s ACU Luminaries Series, Professor Clooney will deliver a much anticipated public lecture at the ACU Strathfield Campus. In this lecture, Professor Clooney will explore inter-religious learning – how different faith perspectives can engage and learn from each other while remaining faithful to their own beliefs and practices.
Within an increasingly fractured and divided world, an ability to learn about our own faith through relationships with others is a key focus of Pope Francis’ vision of integral human development. Professor Clooney will consider the question of how we might understand ourselves, and engage with our own faith traditions and perspectives, through learning from and in solidarity with others.
ACU Luminaries Series: Living Interreligiously: Experiences of a Lifetime An interview with Dr Rachael Kohn (ABC Radio National)
Date: Wednesday 26 July, 2017 Location: The Peter Cosgrove Centre, ACU North Sydney Campus
Dr Rachael Kohn (ABC Radio National) will interview Professor Francis X Clooney SJ. During this invitation-only event Dr Kohn will delve into Professor’s Clooney’s lifetime of experiences and learnings through his body of work on comparative theology. This event is hosted as part of the ACU Luminaries Series.
Dates: Wednesday 19 and Thursday 20 July 2017 Location: ACU Melbourne Campus Registration: Now open. Please register via the website.
Participants will explore new and creative ways of learning from and with other religions, without forsaking their own cherished beliefs and practices. This two-day conference will focus on the methods and purposes of inter-religious learning in the Asia-Pacific context.
Professor Clooney will deliver a keynote address, and will be joined by eminent scholars from the Asia-Pacific region who will themselves offer insights into the practice of comparative theology from within their respective contexts. Conference speakers will include:
Professor Joseph S. O'Leary, Sophia University, Japan
Dr Bagus Laksana SJ, Sanatana Dharma University, Indonesia
Dr Amy Yu Fu, Zhejiang University City College, China
Registrations are still open. However, please note that places at this conference are limited, so we encourage you to via the website www.acu.edu.au/ctconf2017 as soon as possible.