Lessons from the Long Paddock eConference

 

Hosted by the Diocese of Wilcannia-Forbes, lessons from the Long Paddock is an e-Conference event being offered on Tueday 6th June 2017, online.

This event opens the conversation for many people who are curious about what the experience of faith might actually feel like from both a traditionally Catholic perspective and from the perspective of the ordinary lives of good people who seek meaning and purpose but who are yet to be exposed to our tradition.

Through the lens of the lived experiences of specific characters from the Diocese of Wilcannia-Forbes - most of them Catholic, but some not - participants accompany others into a glimpse of some of the themes which lie at the heart of what might be understood as an authentic spiritual life.

Participants engage with conversations which signpost essential spiritual markers relevant to knowledge about what leads into fuller humanity from a Christian and Catholic perspective. This e-Conference draws participants to seek Christ at the heart of human experience and nurtures a capacity to trust that individuals have all they need to begin the journey into the constant conversion which is discipleship.

The e-Conference will be of value to many people of faith, particularly those entrusted with teaching about our Christian tradition to the young in our schools and to those working in Catholic agencies and organisations which profess unique values and mission identities. It will also be of value to those outside our faith tradition who are curious about who we are and what we value. The Diocese also seeks to use these conversations as a catalyst for formation workshops specifically designed for Church based and values centred communities.

Lessons from the Long Paddock this year has two keynote speakers: Bishop of the Diocese of Wilcannia-Forbes, Most Rev Columba Macbeth-Green OSPPE and Fr Frank Brennan SJ. They will discuss Australian and Outback Spirituality.

Lessons from the Long Paddock will be launched on Tuesday June 6th at 9am. Interested people can go to the website to register or to the Dioceses of Wilcannia-Forbes Facebook page for more information.


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