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Thriving chaplaincy: QUT chaplain Fr Bavin Clark (centre) with students and Freedom missionaries Amanda Schoenfelder, Gerard Lai, Arnaud Hurdoyal and Grace Rutty handing out pamphlets for their upcoming conference in July.

Thriving chaplaincy: QUT chaplain Fr Bavin Clark (centre) with students and Freedom missionaries Amanda Schoenfelder, Gerard Lai, Arnaud Hurdoyal and Grace Rutty handing out pamphlets for their upcoming conference in July.

“SPIRIT in the City 2015” is a conference organised by QUT Chaplaincy addressing the biggest challenges facing the Catholic faith through atheism, science, media, technology and the movies.

Is faith simply a matter of the heart?

Is it little more than private opinion having no bearing on public policy as we are seeing through the push for gay marriage?

Is the notion of “right” and “wrong” an oxymoron, giving way to perspectives and progressive thinking as so many movies and books now hold?

Will faith survive in our unprecedented times of secular hostility, and no thanks to the credibility loss from the clerical sexual abuse scandals?

How, in this climate, could young people possibly transition from a high school to adult faith?

Here’s the acid test: could you be on ABC Q&A and survive in one piece defending why you go to church?

Come along and hear international, interstate and local speakers tackle these big questions.

Archbishop Mark Coleridge, leading international physicist Professor Stephen Barr, Scott Stephens (ABC), Tess Livingstone (The Australian), Fr Richard Leonard (Director of the Australian Catholic Office for Film & Broadcasting, author and research scholar) and Dr Matthew Tan (theologian and lecturer at Campion College) will tackle these questions and argue why the faith will not only survive, but thrive”.

The conference will be held at QUT on Saturday, July 11.

For more details and to register link to: http://spiritinthecity.net.

Written by: Staff writers
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