Archive Events 2010
Holiness and Heroism: Lunch-time ConversationTuesday 30 November 2010
Inspired by recent events and recently published books, including In the Land of Larks and Heroes, SA Council of Churches invites you to a conversation where we can share insights and conversation about holiness and heroism from our various traditions and experience of faith.
In the Land of Larks and Heroes is an Australian anthology of writings, prompted by the canonisation of Mary MacKillop, about recognising a saint. It contains reflections on sainthood and heroes from within different religious traditions and different Christian denominations. Contributors were invited to illustrate how holy persons and heroes are esteemed in their own tradition and how this might frame that traditions appreciation of Mary MacKillop.
One of the Contributors, Mary Cresp (a Sister of St Joseph), will introduce us to the book as we offer our own insights about holiness and heroism from our various and diverse experience of faith.
John Chryssavgis, Greek Orthodox and theological advisor to the Ecumenical Patriarch on environmental issues, writes: Mary MacKillopís canonisation is first and foremost a recognition of the holiness of numerous others, unknown and unnamed, who lived and worked with this land - black and white, older and newer immigrants. This is surely part of her ecumenical and even ecological legacy.
While it is not necessary that you read the book beforehand, In the Land of Larks and Heroes can be purchased through ATF, PO Box 540, Hindmarsh SA 5007 or phone 8354 2299. (Cost + .50 p&h). Contributors include Ismail Albayrak - Islamic Scholar, Alan Cadwallader - Anglican, John Chryssavgis - Greek Orthodox, Mary Cresp RSJ - Catholic, Allie Ernst - Lutheran, Richard Ferret - Seventh Day Adventist, Robert Gribben - Uniting, Merrill Kitchen - Churches of Christ, Rachael Kohn - Jewish scholar, Marita Munro - Baptist, Lynlea Rodger - Anglican, John Skrzypaszek - Seventh Day Adventist.
Another book that may be of interest to you is What Does it Mean to Be a Saint? Reflections on Mary MacKillop, saints and holiness in the Catholic tradition edited by Josephine Laffin. Go to Wakefield Press to view an extract or to purchase
Venue of Event:SACC Office, 65 Flinders Street, Adelaide
For more information contact:The South Australian Council of Churches Inc. (SACC)
65 Flinders Street, Adelaide, SA 5000, Australia
Phone: (08) 8215 0300
Fax: (08) 8215 0366