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Displaying from Sunday, April 27, 2014
 May 2014
Thursday 01
18:00 - PRESENTATION - What's Christianity Ever Done For Science? : Taking a leaf out of "Life of Brian", this WXED talk will present the key players and principles of faith which pioneered modern science. More Information
Science and Faith seem to be arguing a lot lately, so is their long term marriage over? The accusations are not pretty, not even true. Can we afford for them to split? Taking a leaf out of "Life of Brian", this talk will present the key players and principles of faith which pioneered (...)
Thursday 08
18:00 - PRESENTATION - What's Christianity Ever Done for Healthcare : Taking a leaf from "Life of Brian" this WXED talk uses multi-media to find the pioneers and principles that Christianity has contributed to healthcare. More Information
It's a torrid space, between healthcare budgets and complex ethical questions of end-beginning of life. Much of our talk takes place in a vacuum. So, taking a leaf from "Life of Brian" this WXED talk uses multi-media to find the pioneers and principles that Christianity has contributed to (...)
Monday 12
12:00 - Art Exhibition - The Art of Zhen Shan Ren International Exhibition : A compelling fine art exhibition reflecting the human rights situation in China (Free event) Website | More Information
The Art of Zhen Shan Ren (Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance) takes viewers through the story of Falun Dafa - from its introduction to the public in 1992, through the beauty and enlightenment of the practice, to the unjust and unrelenting persecution, moving forward through the peaceful (...)
Tuesday 13
13:00 - EVENT - Meditation : Half hour contemplative centering prayer More Information
Half an hour of silent meditation - also called 'contemplative' or 'centering' prayer. Tuesdays at 1pm in the university chapel (Law Link building, near the Law Library) commencing on 13th May.

This kind of prayer originates with the Christian Desert Fathers and Mothers of Egypt in the (...)
Wednesday 14
12:00 - TALK - What Matters to Me and Why? : A lunch time conversation with Professor Mark Randolph More Information
Lunch time talk: What Matters to Me and Why (with Professor Mark Randolph, WA Scientist of the Year, 2013)

'What Matters to Me and Why' is a series of lunch time talks and conversations with UWA Academics. The talks explore personal stories of family, place, formative influences and how (...)
Thursday 15
18:00 - PRESENTATION - What's Christianity Ever Done for Arts and Architecture? : This WXED talk presents stunning visuals of soaring and uplifting Christian art and some stories of iconclasm and censorship in order to draw a picture of Christianity's contribution to our current artistic culture. More Information
'Verily it is by beauty that we come at wisdom,'so it says at Winthrop Hall, so what are all the 'words' for? This WXED talk presents stunning visuals of soaring and uplifting Christian art and some stories of iconclasm and censorship in order to draw a picture of Christianity's contribution to (...)
Tuesday 20
13:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - India-Pakistan Relations: An Overview : CMSS Presents: A Public Lecture by Dr. Sanu Kainikara Website | More Information
Ever since the birth of Pakistan and India as independent nations after the partition of the Indian sub-continent in 1947, Indo-Pak relations have been vexed to say the least. The nations have fought three accepted wars; two unacknowledged wars; and is still in the throes of insurgency and counter-i (...)
Thursday 22
18:00 - PRESENTATION - What's Christianity Ever Done for the Law? : This WXED talk uncovers some pioneering persons, values and structures that Christianity has contributed to the Law as we have it, though its track record is stained by times of corruption and assumed privilege. More Information
Complex ethical questions, judgements for the crime or the criminal or society? And what place mercy? Much of our talk takes place in a vacuum. So, taking a leaf from "Life of Brian" this WXED talk uncovers some pioneering persons, values and structures that Christianity has contributed (...)
Thursday 29
18:00 - PRESENTATION - What's Christianity Ever Done for Education? : This WXED talk will trace several pillars of today's Education system that arose from an adventurous Christianity. More Information
It began with chimney sweeps and is now publicly funded universal education. In this and other stories, this WXED talk will trace several pillars of today's Education system that arose from an adventurous Christianity. Is there today a potential for teachers and students in a new ongoing (...)

 July 2014
Wednesday 23
8:30 - EVENT - UWA Quiet Day for Staff : Collegiality and Silence for Reflection More Information
Set on a lovely bush block in Mundaring this Quiet Day provides space to 'be alone' in the company of other UWA academics and professional staff with the intention of marking out some good quality thinking/reflection time.

There are no formal presentations and no flip charts or (...)

 September 2014
Tuesday 23
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Over diagnosis and over treatment of mental illnesses Website | More Information
An On the Edge Lecture by Jon Jureidini, child psychiatrist, Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Adelaide.

Over diagnosis and overtreatment are dangerous, not just because of the possible adverse effects of unnecessary interventions, but because they detract from autonomous citizenship.
Tuesday 30
8:30 - EVENT - Quiet Day : for UWA staff More Information
Set on a lovely bush block in Mundaring (Nathanael’s Rest Retreat Centre) this Quiet Day provides space to 'be alone' in the company of other UWA academics and professional staff with the intention of marking out some good quality thinking/reflection time.

There are no formal (...)

 October 2014
Thursday 09
17:00 - FREE LECTURE - Islam and the Community: Panel Discussion : This panel discussion will engage with the various reactions to current national security policy in Australia Website | More Information
There are some students and individuals of Muslim background who feel that they are being targeted through the new focus on anti-terrorism moves taken by the Federal Government. There is also concern among students and members of the wider community about perceived dangers posed by Muslim community (...)
Tuesday 14
18:00 - FREE LECTURE - Banning the Burqa is not the Answer : This lecture will discuss the place of the burqa in Australian society. Website | More Information
The place of the Islamic face veil in public places has again arisen as an issue for debate in Australia. Politicians from all sides have variously called for its banning, called it confronting or appealed to liberal values in defence of freedom of choice. In light of the recent debates it is time (...)
Friday 17
17:00 - FREE LECTURE - CMSS Panel Discussion: The Role of Political Leadership in Building Communal Harmony : A panel of distinguished political leaders will discuss the role of political leadership in fostering and sustaining communal harmony. Website | More Information
The Australian Government’s decision to elevate the threat level of violent extremism in the country against the backdrop of the developments in Iraq and Syria has reignited debates on the place of Muslims and Islam in Australia. The feeling of being victimised among some Muslim minority groups (...)

 November 2014
Monday 03
18:00 - FREE LECTURE - Conflict Resolution Forms in the Life of Prophet Muhammad : CMSS Public Lecture Website | More Information
Dr Recep Dogan will examine the life and leadership of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) to discover conflict resolution forms that may offer solutions to contemporary global problems and challenges faced by the world's nations.
Thursday 06
14:00 - FREE LECTURE - Foreign Fighters in Iraq and Syria : CMSS Panel Discussion Website | More Information
This Panel Discussion will address the current developments in Syria and Iraq, and the impact of foreign fighters there.

The discussion will be initiated by research and postgraduate students at The University of Western Australia, and a practitioner committed to promoting understanding (...)
Saturday 08
13:00 - SCREENING - Free Human Rights Films : Free awarding-winning films about human rights in China Website | More Information
At 1:00pm "Transcending Fear, the Story of Gao Zhisheng" will be screened.

Born in a cave with only stars to tell time, Gao Zhisheng overcomes incredible odds to become one of China’s top attorneys. The people call him “the Conscience of China.” But then, in the eyes of the (...)
Thursday 13
16:00 - FREE LECTURE - Zone of Crisis: Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq : A CMSS Book Launch for Prof Amin Saikal Website | More Information
The West Asian states of Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq and Iran have over the last few decades represented an arc of crisis. Characterised by fractured and dysfunctional political elites, fraught economic policies, and ideological struggles between the forces of authoritarianism and democratisation (...)
Monday 24
13:00 - EVENT - Staff Retreat : for renewing clarity and purpose More Information
This in the seventh year of offering these end of year retreats for staff at UWA. The feedback from previous participants has been unanimously positive. The Retreat provides space to interact with other academic and general staff from across UWA; reconnect with professional ‘passion’; allow (...)


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