Events 2020-2025

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Faith & Work Award Dinner and 'Transforming Workplace Mission' Conference Friday 13 - Saturday 14 September 2024 at Ridley College Don’t Miss this Double Workplace Event! Read more here. Register here.

Roundtable for Public-Facing Ministries

On 25th June, Dr Jonathan Cornford from Manna Gum hosted a symposium at St Mark’s Spotswood on the theme of Christian engagement in the public sphere. Featuring Dr Andrew Shepherd, Senior Lecturer in Theology and Public Issues at the University of Otago, and the former Director of A’Rocha NZ. Ethos was represented by Director Gordon Preece and Ethos environmental consultant Mick Pope.

Book launch: Finding God in Suffering

Launch and panel discussion of New Testament Scholar Siu Fung Wu’s wonderful new book, Finding God in Suffering. When: Saturday 12th August at 10:40am (tea/coffee) for 11:00am start, followed by light lunch. Where: St Mark’s Anglican Church, 616 Melbourne Rd, Spotswood Vic. Turn left coming from north and left immediately again into Child Care car park near corner of 132 Hudsons Rd. RSVP for light lunch: Speakers: Gordon Preece, Sung Sung Lian Hrang, Sarah Do, Siu Fung Wu. Each panellist will speak personally on suffering as a Christian from their respective perspective — as a pastor/ethicist, as a former Burmese refugee, as a child of refugee migrants born in Australia and as a migrant from East Asia. Please come and make this a special time of celebration and sharing in Christ.

Ethos Faith & Work
Award Dinner 2022

This year's speaker and award recipient, Jenny George, spoke on 'Good Business is Good Business'. Jenny talked about how morally good businesses are commercially successful businesses - thinking about how to be faithful in business dealings turns out to be the how to build sustainable and profitable businesses. With an introduction by Catherine de Fontenay, Commissioner at the Productivity Commission. Jenny George is the CEO at Converge International, one of Australia’s largest mental health providers to Australian workplaces. Converge is a social enterprise which has expanded from workplace chaplaincy in the 1960s and which still provides chaplaincy and, via its parent company Reventure, funds research and development into Faith and Work throughout Australia and other parts of the world. Jenny is a former Dean of the Melbourne Business School, University of Melbourne, and since 2007 has been a non-executive director of businesses in the finance, retail and services sectors and has served on the boards of many not-for- profit organisations. She has a PhD in Operations, Information and Technology from Stanford University. Jenny is married to Matt, an Anglican minister, and they have a daughter. Event details: Friday 6th May 2022 at 6.30pm drinks for 7.00pm dinner at the Ridley College dining room, 170 The Avenue, Parkville Victoria.

Ethos and Melbourne Anglicans march for refugees on Palm Sunday

Christian leaders pledge to back post-Covid recovery

On Monday 22nd February, Director Gordon Preece represented Ethos as part of a broad alliance of Christian organisations that delivered a letter to Prime Minister Scott Morrison, expressing their willingness to partner with the government to help Australia recover from the COVID-19 recession. The delegation also met with the Opposition Leader, Anthony Albanese, and a range of relevant Ministers and Shadow Ministers.

As CEO of Mission Australia, James Toomey, said, Christian groups will play an important role in supporting the unemployed and the homeless and we vow to do all in our power to equip our fellow Australians with opportunities to flourish.

See the main article by Eternity News here. Read Eternity's article on the meeting with Prime Minister Scott Morrison here. Read the speech by Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese during the meeting with Christian community groups last week here.


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