Friday Forum: Love for the World. Who Dares? Who Cares?

Friday, May 6th, 2016 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

David MansfieldSt. David’s Cathedral Hobart is holding is first Friday Forum for the year Friday May 6th at 1pm  with The Rev’d David Mansfield, the Director of Anglican Aid.

He will be looking at the challenge of Christian Aid. He will speak for 25 minutes and then take questions. All are welcome.

David will also be speaking at the Sunday Morning Services at the Cathedral.

St. David’s supports a “Farming God’s Way” project in Kitgum Uganda through Anglican Aid, worth $50,000 over 3 years.

The Talk

The Questions

 

David started his ministry in the Pilbara region in North West Australia before going on to minister in various parishes in the Sydney Diocese. He served as Director of the Department of Evangelism from 1993 to 2004. He then took up the position of Senior Minister at St Philip’s York Street in Sydney. In 2009, David was appointed the first Director of The Archbishop of Sydney’s Anglican Aid. Anglican Aid delivers life transforming aid to some of the most vulnerable people in the world, as well as needy people in our own communities here in Sydney.

Every year, David undertakes an ‘extreme challenge’ to promote Anglican Aid’s work. Past challenges have included riding to the Sunshine Coast and back with a small team, surfing 100 beaches in ten days and reading the Bible in all 269 parishes of the Sydney Diocese. This year, the ‘Rivers of Justice and Mercy’ Challenge is seeing David paddle the rivers and other water ways of the Sydney Diocese in partnership with different parishes.
David is married to Helen. Together they have three children and ten grandchildren. In his spare time, David loves watching sports and movies. He’s enjoys surfing and many other things starting with the letter ‘s’, including sleeping, swimming, snorkelling and South Africa.

Friday Forum: Stopping the Traffik

Friday, October 9th, 2015 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Stop The Traffik-LightsOur part in modern day slavery

and what we can do about it.

A Friday Forum with Stop the Traffik Coordinator for Australia, Carolyn Kitto.

October 9, 2015: 1:00pm-2:00pm
at St. David’s Cathedral.

Poster/flyer: Stop the Traffik

Talk:

Q&A

Carolyn KittoCarolyn Kitto (former resident of Hobart and Launceston) coordinates STOP THE TRAFFIK in Australia with her best friend who she is married to, Fuzz Kitto. She has worked in youth work, planning and strategy and international development with a number of organisations including World Vision and the Anglican and Uniting Churches. Currently she is working with Fuzz in Spirited Consulting.
STOP THE TRAFFIK seeks to end modern slavery. It is now a crime of $US150 billion, impacting at least 30 million people and growing. It exists in every country, including Australia. As consumers it impacts all of us, through the clothes we wear, the food we eat and our technology. STOP THE TRAFFIK seeks to disrupt human traffickers and build resilient communities across the world where human trafficking is less likely to occur.
Carolyn will share the successes and struggles of the work of STOP THE TRAFFIK and engage with attenders on ways they can be part of ending human trafficking and modern forms of slavery.
We believe no one wants to live benefitting from someone else’s exploitation. So, together we can STOP THE TRAFFIK.

Friday Forum: The Islamic state

Friday, December 12th, 2014 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

crescentqmThe Islamic state: Understanding what’s behind events in the middle east and around the world.

A FRIDAY FORUM with interfaith chaplain and interlocutor with Islam, Samuel Green, who will speak and take your questions.

FRIDAY DECEMBER 12, 1pm-2pm at St. David’s Cathedral

Poster/flyer: pdf

HANDOUT: pdf

AUDIO mp3: Talk Q&A

 

IMAG1163Samuel Green is married to Anne-Petra and they have five children. He became a Christian while at university and has been involved in various Christian ministries. Since 1999 he has worked with the Australian Fellowship of Evangelical Students (AFES) as a campus evangelist and Islamic specialist. He is also the Anglican Interfaith Chaplain. Engaging with Islam is one of Samuel‘s main interests and he does this through writing, training, evangelism, lectures and debates. He and his family attend an Anglican church. Samuel has degrees in theology and chemical engineering. He is a marriage counsellor with Prepare/Enrich.
Have debated:
•    Keysar Trad
•    Imam Abdul Jalil Ahmad
•    Abdullah Kunde
•    Mustafa Arja
•    Beylal Racheha
•    Mustafa Al Shakarji
•    Diaa Mohamed
•    Uthman Badar
•    Wesam Charkawi
•    Br. Irman from IREF
•    Zakir Hussain
•    Abdullah al-Andalusi
•    Faraz Nomami
•    Shahir Naga
Main Websites:

Friday Forum: Stopping the Traffik

Friday, November 7th, 2014 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

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FORUM CANCELLED DUE TO ILL-HEALTH
Apologies for any inconvenience

Our part in modern day slavery and what we can do about it.

A Friday Forum with Stop the Traffik Coordinator for Australia, Carolyn Kitto.

November 7, 2014: 1:00pm-2:00pm
at St. David’s Cathedral.

Brought to you by St. David’s and the Churches of Christ in Howrah and Hobart.

Poster/flyer: pdf

Carolyn KittoCarolyn Kitto (former resident of Hobart and Launceston) coordinates STOP THE TRAFFIK in Australia with her best friend who she is married to, Fuzz Kitto. She has worked in youth work, planning and strategy and international development with a number of organisations including World Vision and the Anglican and Uniting Churches. Currently she is working with Fuzz in Spirited Consulting.
STOP THE TRAFFIK seeks to end modern slavery. It is now a crime of $US150 billion, impacting at least 30 million people and growing. It exists in every country, including Australia. As consumers it impacts all of us, through the clothes we wear, the food we eat and our technology. STOP THE TRAFFIK seeks to disrupt human traffickers and build resilient communities across the world where human trafficking is less likely to occur.
Carolyn will share the successes and struggles of the work of STOP THE TRAFFIK and engage with attenders on ways they can be part of ending human trafficking and modern forms of slavery. We believe no one wants to live benefitting from someone else’s exploitation. So, together we can STOP THE TRAFFIK.

Friday Forum: Gambling Problems are Everybody’s Business

Friday, October 10th, 2014 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

insertstateA Friday Forum on October 10, 2014, from 1:00pm to 2:00pm at St. David’s Cathedral.

Last year, Tasmanians lost $200 million “playing” on poker machines. Can we afford to spend this much money on gambling? Where did this money come from and where did it go? Does gambling affect me?

Anglicare researcher Margie Law will provide research, service and policy analysis of gambling in Tasmania. She will talk about the effect that gambling has on individuals, their families and their local communities and identify barriers to effective consumer protection.

Margie has worked as a Research and Policy Officer in Anglicare’s Social Action and Research Centre since 2003. Her work covers a number of different topic areas including gambling, Anglicare’s relationship with the Aboriginal community of Tasmania, the cost of living and housing and homelessness. Anglicare’s research can be found at www.anglicare-tas.org.au

Poster/Flyer: PDF

Audio:
Talk(mp3) Q&A(mp3)

Friday Forum: Our Voices are Heard: Australian Campaigns for Asylum Seekers

Thursday, June 12th, 2014 from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Our Voices are Heard: Australian Campaigns for Asylum Seekers

[cml_media_alt id='3412']Our Voices[/cml_media_alt]THURSDAY June 12, 5:30pm – 6:30pm

On the eve of Refugee Week.

Misha Coleman
EO of the Australian Churches Refugee Taskforce

will speak and take your questions.

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AUDIO NOW AVAILABLE:

Talk: mp3

Edited Q&A: mp3

FORUM PARTNERS:

[cml_media_alt id='3421']MCoT Logo[/cml_media_alt]This forum is being held in partnership with the Multicultural Council of Tasmania.

About the Speaker:

[cml_media_alt id='3414']Misha Coleman[/cml_media_alt]Misha Coleman has extensive experience living and working in the regions from which people flee as asylum seekers and refugees including Palestine, Ethiopia, Kenya, Vietnam and Cambodia. She was formerly the CEO of Anglican Overseas Aid, and has also worked for the Australian Government’s aid agency AusAID, at the Australian Embassy in Hanoi, and has led Asian Development Bank and US Government aid programs in the Asia-pacific region. She has a Masters degree in Environmental Law and post-graduate qualifications in development studies, monitoring and evaluation.

Formerly, as a Registered Nurse and Midwife, Misha worked in black townships in South Africa during apartheid and in several Australian indigenous communities throughout the 1990’s. In 2000 she was awarded the Australian Service Medal by the Australian Government for active duty in the Multinational Peacekeeping Mission to Bougainville. In 2007 she was awarded two medals by the Government of Vietnam for services to development. Misha was elected as a Board Member of the Australian Council for Overseas Aid in 2011, the peak body for Australian NGOs which operate in the international aid and development sector, and is also currently an elected Councillor in the City of Yarra.

Friday Forum: Winning Welfare for Tasmania

Friday, May 2nd, 2014 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

[cml_media_alt id='3323']Tasmanian Safety Net[/cml_media_alt]CEO of ACOSS
(Australian Council of Social Service)

Dr. Cassandra Goldie

will be speaking
and taking questions on

Winning Welfare for Tasmania: Social Security Advocacy in 2014.

FRIDAY MAY 2, 2014, 
1pm-2pm at St. David’s Cathedral.

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AUDIO NOW AVAILABLE:


Download: Talk Q&A 
Slides: pdf

[cml_media_alt id='3326']Cassandra Goldie[/cml_media_alt]

Dr. Cassandra Goldie joined ACOSS as CEO in July 2010. Previously, she was Director of the Sex and Age Discrimination Unit at the Australian Human Rights Commission.

Cassandra has extensive public policy experience and is a leading advocate and commentator on economic and social issues. She has represented the interests of people who are disadvantaged and those of the community sector in major national debates including through the Prime Minister’s National Panel on Economic Reform (2013), the Ministerial Roundtable on Superannuation (2012/13) and the National Tax Forum (2011).

Cassandra has a PhD from the University of New South Wales and is an Associate of the Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law. She has a Masters of Law from University College London, where she was awarded the Cheng Cheng Nan Prize for Public International Law, and a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from the University of Western Australia. She is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Cassandra has worked globally as a human rights advocate, including through the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women and UN Habitat. She also has grassroots legal practice experience both as a legal aid lawyer and as Director and Principal Solicitor of the Darwin Community Legal Service in the Northern Territory, which won the National Human Rights Award for Community Service during her leadership. Prior to joining ACOSS, she played a central role in major gender equality reforms, including Australia’s first paid parental leave, reforms to sex discrimination and pay equity and ASX corporate governance standards. 

She lives in Sydney with her partner Pippa and their two young children.

(Biography redacted from ACOSS website).

Friday Forum: Affirming Aged Care

Friday, February 21st, 2014 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Affirming Aged Care

AFFIRMING AGED CARE:
Challenges and opportunities in 2014

Chairman of Southern Cross Care, Ray Groom AO, will speak and take questions.

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 21, 2014, 1pm-2pm
St. David’s Cathedral

 Audio: TalkQ&A

Some information about Mr. Groom:

Ray Groom

• Director of Southern Cross Care (Tas) Inc since February 2002.

• Chairman since November 200.

• Chairman of the Board’s Governance & Remuneration Committee.

• Former Chairman of Southern Cross Care (Aust).

• Involved in preparation of submissions relating to Aged Care to the Productivity Commission.

• Former Premier of Tasmania.

• Former Federal and State Member of Parliament.

• Lawyer.

• Deputy President, Australian Administrative Appeals Tribunal.

• Former player, Melbourne Football Club

• Appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in 2010.

• Married to Gillian.

• Father of six adult children.

• Interests – family, art, golf.

Friday Forum: Not Our Problem?

Friday, January 31st, 2014 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

 How and why civil society offers REFUGE to those in need.

People at our Door

Barrister and Refugee Advocate
JESSIE TAYLOR
will speak and answer your questions.

Friday, Jan 31, 2014
1pm – 2pm
St. David’s Cathedral

AUDIO NOW AVAILABLE:  Talk: mp3  Q&A: mp3

Jessie TaylorJessie Taylor has a broad practice in private and public law. She works particularly administrative law, crime, compensation, mental health, human rights & equal opportunity and migration.

Jessie is the author of the report ‘Behind Australian Doors: Examining the Conditions of Detention of Asylum Seekers in Indonesia’. She is co-writer and producer of the films ‘We Will Be Remembered For This’ (2007) and ‘Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea’ (2011).

Jessie has Honours degrees in Law and Arts from Monash University, and a Master of Science (Humanitarian Action) from University College Dublin.

Stranger on the ShoreIn 2012 Jessie and Afghan refugee Jaffar Ali were the subject of an ABC TV Australian Story special episode Stranger on the Shore.

This [episode] tells the story of a young woman unsettling her middle class Melbourne family by going out on a limb to ‘adopt’ a fourteen year old Afghan asylum seeker.

Jaffar Ali arrived in Australia two years ago after escaping from Indonesia in a leaky boat subsequently intercepted near Christmas Island.

Immediately prior to coming to the Bar, Jessie worked as a Duty Lawyer in the Criminal Law division of Victoria Legal Aid. In 2010 she was Associate to Justice Mordecai Bromberg in the Federal Court of Australia, working in administrative law, occupational health and safety, trade practices, Commonwealth entitlements, WorkCover, equal opportunity & human rights, intellectual property, employment and migration.

In 2009 Jessie was contracted by the Federal Attorney-General’s Department as a researcher and writer on the National Human Rights Consultation.

Jessie was Chair of the Law Institute of Victoria Refugee Law Reform Committee and sat on the Executive Committee of the LIV Administrative and Human Rights Law section (2009 & 2010). She was a Visiting Fellow at the Australian Human Rights Centre & an Honorary Research Fellow at the Monash Asia Institute. She has worked as a researcher in the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law, and as a tutor in the Indigenous Tutorial Assistance Scheme.

In 2005 she attended the closing session of the UN Commission on Human Rights as an intern with the Australian delegation. She has worked in community development at Springvale Monash Legal Service, and participated in the general law clinic at SMLS, as well as the joint clinical legal service with the South Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault, assisting victims of sexual assault to obtain Victims of Crime compensation. She maintains a strong VOCAT practice at the Bar.

Jessie received the 2012 Daniel Pollak Readers’ Pro Bono Award for pro bono work undertaken in her first six months at the bar. She is the Senior Vice President of Liberty Victoria (Victorian Council for Civil Liberties).