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Program: ICCJ International Conference July 2007 in Sydney

PRE-REGISTRATION OPPORTUNITY
COUNCIL OF CHRISTIANS AND JEWS
2007 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

"HEALING A BROKEN WORLD: THE FAITHS WORKING TOGETHER"
  

SUNDAY 8 JULY

 

Delegates arrival in Sydney*

1200-1600

Registration

1800

Welcome Dinner

19.15

Opening event
Welcome to the Land - Traditional Aboriginal Smoking ceremony
Welcome by the ICCJ President Fr. Prof. John Pawlikowski,
ICCJ Opening address by the Governor of New South Wales, H.E. Professor Marie Bashir, AC

20.00

Choral presentation ?
Sydney Jewish Choral Society

MONDAY 9 JULY

09:00

Keynote address "The healing of rifts between religions in a multicultural society"

10:15

Panel 1 Three Faiths Dialogue: "A broken earth: The impact of globalisation & ecology"

11:15

Panel 2 "The quest for spirituality in a secular world"

12:45

Lunch

14:00

Visits by delegates to Jewish Museum, St. Mary's Cathedral, the Great Synagogue

19:00

Dinner and speaker

20:00

Cultural evening: Spirituality and land in aboriginal culture, music and dance

TUESDAY 10 JULY

09:00

Panel 1 "What can religion contribute to healing in the Middle East context"

10:30

Panel 2 "Theological presuppositions and their impact on Jewish-Christian relations"

11:45

Workshops
(1) "Dialogue & the next generation"
(2) "Joint Text Study: Respect for the other"
(3) "The challenges to interfaith reconciliation in New Zealand"
(4) "Can one teach the New Testament without being anti-Judaism"

13:00

Lunch

* in the case of delegates unable to travel on a Saturday who arrive on Friday, additional accommodation and relevant Friday/Saturday services will be arranged

TUESDAY 10 JULY Cont?

14:00

Workshops
(5) "The ongoing problem of anti-Semitism"
(6) "Tolerance and pluralism - the way ahead"
(7) "Teaching Jewish-Christian Relations"
(8) "The Ten Points of Seelisberg"

15:00

Panel 3 "The interfaith voice of women"

16:00

Screening "A Journey of Promise"

17:00

Town Hall reception

19:00

Free evening Option to attend the Sydney Opera House

WEDNESDAY 11 JULY

09:00

Panel "The Australian Story" - Early settlement, the White Australia Policy, Post war immigration and the mistreatment of Aborigines

10:30

Workshops:
(1) "Women - the catalysts to dialogue - the daughters of Sarah and Hagar"
(2) "Multiculturalism in Australia and New Zealand: A progress report"
(3) "Too much lip service" What needs to be done to make interfaith relations meaningful
(4) "Islamophobia: its problems and solutions" 11:30 (5) "Minority/Majority relations" - how does mainstream religion talk to others?
(6) "Dialogue at the local level" - the Adelaide experience
(7) Youth Session: religious studies students/ program
(8) "The current debate on multiculturalism and its implications for the next generation"

12:45

Lunch

13:45

Meeting of Friends and Sponsors of Martin Buber House

14:15

Visits to La Perouse Aboriginal Catholic Centre and Auburn Mosque

19:00

Gala Closing Dinner - His Eminence Edward Idriss Cardinal Cassidy Sir Sigmund Sternberg Award Ceremony

THURSDAY 12 JULY

09:00

Annual General Meeting

 

Optional organised tour to the Blue Mountains

REGISTER NOW TO BE PLACED ON THE ADVANCE LIST FOR CONFERENCE APPLICATIONS PHONE OR FAX 03 9817 3848 OR BY EMAIL AT: [email protected] CONFERENCE ORGANISERS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO MAKE CHANGES IN PROGRAM CONTENT

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