Seminars & Lectures

Anglican Pacifist Fellowship

Two Chances to Explore Pacifism – advance notice 

Christian pacifists and people interested in learning more about Christian pacifism are invited to a South Island gathering hosted by the Anglican Pacifist Fellowship on the evening of Friday, 24 and Saturday November 25, 2017 in Dunedin.

These days dovetail onto the end of a National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies “Rethinking Pacifism for Revolution, Security and Politics” conference, November 22-24, at Otago... View article

AWSC Newsletter – July 2017 – link

Kia ora, Malo e lelei, Talofa Lava, Bula Vinaka, Greetings! This month Mere Wallace and Annette Cater celebrate the ordination of The Right Revd Dr Eleanor Sanderson.  AWSC has had a long interest in Ellie via our mentoring programme as she has progressed through her PhD studies and when she was invited to Virginia Theological Seminary as guest speaker a few years ago for the Anglican Women in Prayer conference.  We are thrilled to see that her hard work and commitment has been... View article

National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Otago

Seminar – Where is our firearms policy headed?   Thursday, 24 August 

Presented by Marie Russell, Senior Research Fellow, Department of Public Health

St David Seminar Room 5, 1.00 pm

Panel Discussion – Election 2017: Challenges and Opportunities.  Thursday, 31 August

Panellists:  Jane Clifton (NZ Listener Political Columnist), Bill Rosenberg (Council of Trade Unions), Marian Hobbs (Former Labour Cabinet Minister) and Professor Kevin Clements... View article

The 2017 Caversham Lectures


7 November:    Life with Big Brother?

Professor Andrew Geddis discusses our current legal and human rights in the light of recently enacted surveillance and intelligence services legislation.


14 November:   Opening the Mind – Confessions of a brain surgeon

Professor of Biomedical ethics Grant Gillett, whose research interests are in psychiatry, philosophy and his area of medical expertise neuroscience, reflects on ethical dilemmas posed by... View article





Understanding the Book of Revelation

Professor Paul Trebilco, Department of Theology and Religion, University of Otago

7:00 – 9:00 pm Wednesday September 6, 13 & 20, Elim Church Conference Room, 67 Harrow Street


The Protestant Reformation and the Breaking of the Western Church

Assoc. Prof. Tim Cooper, Department of Theology and Religion, University of Otago

7:00... View article

Public Seminar – The Spirituality of James K Baxter

31 August, 10.00 am – 4.00 pm, Burns Lodge at Holy Cross, 89 Church Street, Mosgiel.  Cost:  $80 (includes lunch)

Presenters:  Mike Riddell, Writer and Playwright & Professor Kevin Clements, Former Director of National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Otago.

In this all-day seminar, we will interactively explore the spirituality of Dunedin’s beloved poet.  We will look at the different streams that influenced Baxter’s spirituality,... View article

Public Event – Responses to Climate Change and the Challenges Facing the Church

Centre for Theology and Public Issues

A conversation on climate to explore the challenges facing communicates and the churches.

The conversation will include a presentation by Professor Jonathan Boston (Victoria University of Wellington), which will address the need to reduce emissions and adapt to climate change.  Saturday, 26 August, 10.00 am – 12 noon.  St Patrick’s Community Centre, 40 Macandrew Road, Dunedin.  All welcome!

Centre for Theology and Public... View article

Centre for Theology & Public Issues – Public Lectures

Wednesday 2 August

‘The Global Future of Religion and Nonreligion’. 

Public Lecture with Dr Conrad Hackett (Associate Director of Research, Pew Research Center).  5:15-6:30pm, Archway 1

Many people have speculated about the future of religion. Now Pew Research Center has undertaken the first formal demographic projections exploring the future of religion using data on age, fertility, mortality, migration and religious switching for major religious... View article

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