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Scriptural reasoning project

08 Oct 2018

Scriptural reasoning project

PaCT’s Scriptural Reasoning Australia Project was launched in September. Commencing at Cambridge in the late 1990s, and now with centres across the globe and a designated journal, Scriptural Reasoning is a process that seeks to build scholarly dialogue across religious traditions. PaCT is bringing together Christian and Muslims scholars in a series of seminars on themes such as ‘Adam’ and ‘Mercy’. The first gathering, moderated by A/Prof Mehmet Ozalp and.....

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PaCT research grant winners

08 Oct 2018

PaCT research grant winners

The PaCT Strategic Research Committee received a number of outstanding applications for 2019 PaCT Research Grants. PaCT research grants are competitive and, while modest in sum, provide support for scholars to pursue research the Committee considers valuable and relevant to the PaCT research agenda. We congratulate and wish the following recipients well: Scott Cowdell (Girard, Milbank and ontological violence), Jane Foulcher (trauma and flourishing), Rachelle Gilmour (theodicy and divine violence.....

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Theology and ethics in the anthropocene

08 Oct 2018

Theology and ethics in the anthropocene

That we have passed from the Holocene to the Anthropocene Epoch marks a staggering turning point in the history of the Earth system. Humanity’s impact on the planet has become so profound that we are now the equivalent of an Epoch-shaping ‘force of nature’. A reconsideration of how to conceive of our relationship with the Earth is critical to our future, and that of the planet. This not only requires.....

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Prof Bruce Stevens presents on aged prisoner interventions at Toronto Conf

08 Oct 2018

Prof Bruce Stevens presents on aged prisoner interventions at Toronto Conf

I went to the IFA Conference Toronto 8-10 August 2018 to present our systematic review on aged prisoner interventions (published in Australasian Journal on Ageing late 2017). This research was sponsored by the Salvation Army Age Care Plus and the team included Rhonda Shaw, Peter Bewert, Mavis Salt and our two research assistants Rebecca Alexander and Brendan Loo Gee. I got an opportunity to present the paper and contribute to.....

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