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20 August 2017

Beyond Us and Them: Contemplation and living with enemies in a globalised world

Eremos End of Year Gathering and AGM. Join us for the final in our 2017 series, ‘What in the world is going on?’


20 August 2017

Sunday 8 October 2017

Pitt Street Uniting Church,
264 Pitt St Sydney 

2- 5 pm.

Talk and discussion begins at 2pm and will be followed by afternoon tea.

The AGM will start about 3.45pm.

Cost $25 or $20 for Eremos members. $5 less for early bird booked and paid by 4 October. $10 for full time students. 

Please note: Payment at the door by cash or cheque only.

No credit card facilities.

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James Alison, priest, theologian and author

Both the new nationalisms and populisms and the “enlightened” resistance with relation to them share far more than might seem to be the case.

How might the instruction to “Love your enemies” be seen to have real bite in this situation?

Is there any sort of contemplative way of living that might be creative rather than merely reactive in the midst of so much loss of a sense of who any of us is?

James Alison, priest, theologian and author is known as one of the interpreters of the thought of René Girard concerning desire and violence in the field of Theology. His most recent work is the course of Introduction to the Christian Faith for adults, Jesus the Forgiving Victim. He is also the co-editor, along with Wolfgang Palaver, of the forthcoming Palgrave Handbook of Mimetic Theory and Religion. Born in London, England, he has lived in South America for much of his adult life, and currently lives in Madrid, Spain.

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Linda Turton
Linda Turton - 6 November 2017

James Alison’s talk was so illuminating! I am using the content to develop a Bible study session - it was so exciting to have the stories in Matthew 21 (and the final verses of 22) opened up for me so that I could understand their intent. The image James Alison painted of Jesus coming towards us in love, no matter what or who we are or what we have done, was beautiful.

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