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Further information

There are no events scheduled at this time.

Here are some regular events to enhance your spiritual life.

  1. 'What matters to me and why?' series
  2. Retreat opportunities - Wilderness or Quiet Days
  3. St Thomas More lecture
  4. Chaplain's International lecture
  5. WXED - What's Christianity ever done for us?


‘What matters to me and why?’ series

This series is in temporary respite.

This series is an ongoing part of the UWA Religion and Globalisation Initiative. Chaplaincy at UWA sponsor a series of talks by members of the UWA community on the theme, “What matters to me and why.” Academic staff reflect on the relationship between personal belief, faith and working in a tertiary institution.

The earlier series have been very successful - open conversation, personal learnings, and well-founded reasoning which met with good listening and enquiry.

Similar “what matters of me” programs have run for many years in other universities around the world, for example at Stanford University and the University of Southern California.

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Retreat opportunities - Wilderness or Quiet Days

The wilderness offers an opportunity to breathe differently. Out there, away from human constructs, in a somewhat alien space, the mind settles, and spirit speaks if you can learn to hear it.

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St Thomas More lecture

Each year, St Thomas More College at UWA presents the latest in Catholic theology by an eminent visiting lecturer.

Contact the college for the latest news.


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Chaplain’s International lecture

From time to time, the Uniting Chaplain offers an event where an international scholar with high credentials addresses contemporary issues. Previous topics included: Third World Christian Perspectives on Global Events, Christianity and the New Atheism, Life in Afghanistan, Law and the War on Terror. The topics and schedule depends on who we hear is coming, and often on short notice we manage to get a visiting scholar to re-route through Perth. University NEWS and EVENTS carries the information or contact Ian Robinson for the latest information.


WXED - What's Christianity ever done for us?

An occasional series on the contribution of religion to the pillars of western culture - Law, Arts, Education, Medicine and Science. Each talk includes some of the amazing psitive contributions as well as some of the wrongs perpetrated by the church in the same fields. In this very secular era, the adventurous intellectual heritage from religion is often dismissed unseen and as  a consequence, students and staff can be kept ignorant of the meaning of their own culture even if it is simply what they now seek to change. There are particular sources of what we now mean by 'common sense' and 'humanity' . See this website for current calendar and mroe details.


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