Dr Joel Hodge and Master Charles Cannon
Friday 18 Sept 2015, 4.00pm–5.30pm
You are invited to a seminar given by Dr Joel Hodge and Master Charles Cannon, on Violence, Cults and Forgiveness: A Public Conversation, organized by the postgrad STaR Seminar for Theology and Religious Studies.
Venue: Seminar Room, Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation, 8th floor, Building H, Caulfield Campus, Monash University (Top floor of Parking building available for visitors)
Hosted by Prof Constant Mews and Dr Scott Dunbar, Centre for Religious Studies, School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies, Monash University
RSVP: John D’Alton: email@example.com
This public conversation brings together two speakers concerned with issues of violence and forgiveness in contemporary society from different angles, one shaped by Christian theology and the experience of East Timor in particular, the other a spiritual teacher who draws on various religious traditions, but from a contemporary perspective. It will also address the issue of cults, in which people take refuge in what they see as a divinely inspired solution, but in fact promote violence, whether physical or psychological. Is forgiveness a concept that is too easy to preach, but hard to implement? What does forgiveness mean in practice? The conversation will cross boundaries between new developments in theology, spirituality and society more generally, as we become more global, and exposed to different religious, philosophical and political traditions.
Dr Joel Hodge is Lecturer in the School of Theology at the Australian Catholic University, based on the St Patrick’s Campus, Melbourne. He is author of Resisting Violence and Victimisation: Christian Faith and Solidarity in East Timor (Ashgate, 2012). He is co-editor of the book series, Violence, Desire, and the Sacred (Bloomsbury Academic) and Secretary/Treasurer of the Australian Girard Seminar.
Master Charles Cannon is a modern spiritual teacher. He is spiritual director of the international Synchronicity Foundation for Modern Spirituality, and author of various books, including Forgiving the Unforgivable: The Power of Holistic Living (Tandava Press, 2015), in which he speaks about how he and others responded to their experience of the November 2008 Mumbai terrorist attack.
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