Our popular short courses offer an accessible way of engaging with theology. During the month of August, you are invited to join leading scholars and experts, as we explore the future of the Church in Australia:
Listening to the Spirit: Towards the 2020 Plenary Council What do you think God is asking of us in Australia?
Each short course consists of one evening session per week over four weeks, with this topic specifically focusing on the 2020 Plenary Council and what this means for the Church in Australia. The Plenary Council’s monthly publication, the Plenary Post (edition 4), recently called these short courses, “[the] ideal preparation for people looking to engage with the Plenary Council.”
Upcoming short courses
Brisbane ACU Leadership Centre, Level 3, Cathedral House, 229 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane Wednesday evenings: 8, 22, 29 August and 5 September 2018
Our week one session will be delivered in partnership with co-sponsors, the Institute of Faith Education and Evangelisation Brisbane (Archdiocese of Brisbane), and will be led by international guest speaker, Professor Richard Gaillardetz from Boston College. This short course will close in week four with a listening and dialogue session with Most Rev Mark Coleridge, Archbishop of Brisbane.
Canberra ACU Canberra Campus Monday evenings: 30 July and 6, 13 and 20 August 2018
What do you think God is asking of us in Australia? Explore this question with Rev Associate Professor Ormond Rush (ACU), Associate Professor Patrick McArdle (ACU), Rev Dr Tony Percy (Vicar-General, Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn), Ms Andrea M. Dean Dean (National Office for the Participation of Women, Australian Catholic Bishops Conference), Mrs Loretta Wholley (Merici College), and Dr Nigel Zimmermann (ACU).
Melbourne ACU Melbourne Campus Wednesday evenings: 1, 8, 15 and 22 August 2018
Topics covered in this short course will include the future of Catholic education (with Dr Paul Sharkey Director, Catholic Education Services, Catholic Education Melbourne), the mission of the Church in the 21st century, and will conclude in week four with a listening a dialogue session led by Dr Joel Hodge.
Sydney ACU Strathfield Campus Wednesday evenings: 1, 8, 15 and 22 August 2018
Explore the future of the Church in Australia with leading scholars and experts, including Professor Br David Hall FMS (Dean, La Salle Academy, ACU) and Ms Moira Najdecki (Board Director, Catholic Schools NSW). This four-week course will close with a listening and dialogue session with Most Rev Anthony Randazzo, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Sydney.
Short courses in theology are available twice a year in Adelaide, Canberra, Melbourne and Strathfield, and at the ACU Leadership Centre in Brisbane. Stay up to date with upcoming short courses via the website.