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November Forum

We are fast approaching our last public forum for 2011.  This will be on a Friday evening to accommodate our speaker, renowned expert on sustainability, Professor Peter Newman.  Peter is from Western Australia but will be in Sydney to attend a meeting of the Board of Infrastructure Australia.  We are so fortunate that he has agreed to extend his stay ‘out East’ so he could speak to us at CES.

Topic: Sustainability and Climate Change – Some Ethical Reflections

Peter preaches a theology of hope in the future.  Come along and be inspired or challenged.  Bring your own questions and join in the Q and A after Peter's talk.

When: 7.30 pm Friday 25 November

Where: Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture

Chair: Rev Gregor Henderson.  This will be the last time Gregor will chair our forums wearing the hat of CES President.  We have been really delighted that he has supported us as President for the last two years and I am sure we will continue to see him at many future forums. 

Cost: If you are in a position to give a $5 donation, that would help us cover the cost of the venue.  Supper will be provided.

 Publicity:  If you are able to help publicise this forum by placing a poster on your bulletin board at work, at Church or your community  centre, one can be printed from:  CES Poster


October Forum

Our October speaker was Dr Haydn Washington addressing "Climate Change ‘Denial’; Twisting Language?".  I think all attendees found much of interest in what Dr Washington had to say and his talk certainly sparked some good questions.  The audio is not yet available but a pdf file of Dr Washington’s powerpoint presentation can be found from our website.  Just click here :  Denial: Twisting language?       and look for the last item under "What's New? What's Different?"



Non-CES Events

Talk:  The Inventiveness of Nonviolence, a Gospel Perspective


Speaker:  Nobel Peace Prize nominee, Kathy Kelly, an American peace activist

When:  5.30pm, Wednesday 2 November

More Details: See CES web and scroll down to Non-CES Events


 Open Garden with Refreshments: Fund Raising Event for Widows and Orphans in Afghanistan. 

Afghanistan is one of the poorest countries in the world with the highest proportion of widows and orphans. 

When: Saturday 5 November from 10.00am to 5.00pm.  

Where: 22 Whitelaw St, Pearce


SEE-Change Event

What: Mulloon Creek Natural Farms 2011 Land Restoration Day: Peter Andrews (Natural Sequence Farming) will give a presentation in “the barn”, guide a 3km creek walk, participate in Q&A and be on hand all day for discussion.

When: 5 November, 9.30 am to 4 pm

Cost: $50 per person ; $90 per family

Details: see Mulloon Creek


For other SEE-Change events in November; click on : See-Change   


St Thomas More Forum

Topic:  Leading in Australia

Speaker:  General Peter Cosgrove; Chancellor of Australian Catholic University and former Chief of Australian Defence Force

Where:  St. Thomas More Hall at 30 White Crescent, Campbell

Time: 7.30 - 9.00 pm Wednesday 9 November

Cost : General entry $10. Concession: $3.   Online booking and payment by credit card is required for seating and catering purposes . Seating is only guaranteed for those who register/pre-purchase tickets.  To book on line click on :  Booking   

Online Booking Enquiries: Sharon Brewer (02) 6163 4300


Talk to Parents about Pornography

When: Monday 14 November, 7.45 pm to 9.15 pm

Speaker: Melinda Tankard Reist, co-editor of a new book on the pornography industry

Where: Rheinberger Centre, Yarralumla

Cost: $5 per family

Enquiries: Ph 6163 4300 


Public Lecture on Social Justice

When: 6:30 pm, Friday 18 November 2011

Speakers: Father Frank Brennan, Professor Jon Altman

Further Details: See CES web and scroll down to 'Non-CES Events'



Open Garden – Funder Raiser for St Vincent de Paul Society

When: 19-20 November from 10 am to 4.30 pm

Where: 72 Charterisville Ave; Condor



Inaugural Clyde Cameron Memorial Lecture

By: Association For Good Government (ACT Branch) 

Topic: Land, Social Justice and Sustainability

Speakers: Prof. Frank Stilwell (keynote speaker) and Dr Terry Dwyer

When: 9 am to 1 pm Saturday 19 November

Where: University House Hall, 1 Balmain Cres, ANU

Bookings:  6254 1897 or



For those in Sydney on Tuesday 15 November


The Edmund Rice Business Ethics Initiative Breakfast Series for 2011

Topic:  Ethical Leadership

Breakfast: with Mike Carlton @ Gilbert and Tobin

Time: 7.30 am to 9 am

Cost: $40; members and students $25

Bookings: Contact: Gary Wellsmore on 8762 4200 or email:



CES Membership

It is not too late to support CES by becoming a member for 2011-2012.  The cost is just $15 single ($10 conc.) or $20 family ($15 conc.)  To become a member or to renew, please look online at: membership   and scroll down to Join Us.


I look forward to seeing you on the evening of Friday 25 November.


Best wishes

 Heather McLaren

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