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Exclusion and Embrace: Disability, Justice and Spirituality
August 21-23, 2016
Jasper Hotel, Melbourne
Artwork by Nathan Photiadis at Araluen Centre
Dear friends and colleagues
I am writing to bring this important multi-faith Conference to your attention and to your organisation/members/networks who may wish to participate.
Multi-faith Conferences such as this one, bringing together people who wish to explore the understandings and experiences of disability and spirituality, are rare occurrences in Australasia. The Conference will include keynote presentations, concurrent sessions and an Art Exhibition.
The organising Committee would therefore like to reach as many interested people as possible. This Conference has the endorsement of a number of entities including the Jewish Christian Muslim Association,Spiritual Care Australia and the Faith Communities Council of Victoria.
We are most appreciative of the support provided by a range of organisations and they are acknowledged on the website’s Homepage.
We have been most fortunate in attracting two internationally esteemed keynote speakers, Prof Hans Reinders and Rev Bill Gaventa who are in Australia for the IASSID Congress being held August 15-19 in Melbourne. The range of multi-faith presenters continues to grow, and is being regularly updated on our website.
We are now also seeking Abstracts from people who wish to make a presentation, drawing on the themes of exclusion and embrace. In addition to spoken presentations and workshops, encouragement is also given to stories, poetry and song. Closing date for Abstracts is 10 April, 2016
Registrations are now open with Early Bird prices set till 17 June 2016. It is highly recommended people take advantage of the opportunity to register early, as Conference numbers are capped at 160.
Easy English information will be added to the website very soon.
A downloadable brochure with all Conference details is available.
Please circulate and forward this email widely through your networks and request the content be brought to people’s attention and cross-linked to relevant websites/social media. Apologies for any cross postings. Please also refer to our Facebook page.
Thank you for your support in promoting this event as widely as possible. Further details from Ann Byrne at firstname.lastname@example.org 03 9251 5404.