"The parables of Jesus seek to draw one into the Kingdom, and they challenge us to act and to live from the gift which is experienced therein. But we do not want parables. We want precepts and we want programs. We want good precepts and we want sensible programs. We are frightened by the lonely silences within the parables." [John Dominic Crossan, In Parables - The Challenge of the Historical Jesus, Harper and Row, 1973,82]

Course: An Australian Reading of Fratelli Tutti

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Sadly, Course Cancelled.
Pope Francis’ 2020 encyclical, Fratelli Tutti, is a companion and complement to his 2015 encyclical, Laudato Si’. The latter addressed the ecological crisis and its manifestation in climate change, offering some constructive responses. The former, whilst naming some elements and potentially devastating consequences of the crisis of relationships in the human family, focuses on the possibilities of “fraternity and social friendship”.

Winton Higgins is a graduate of the universities of Sydney, Stockholm and London. Winton has presented a number of courses at Aquinas Academy, including one with Michael on Buddhist-Christian dialogue and another on Pope Francis’ Laudato Si’. Michael Whelan completed his post-graduate studies at Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, in spirituality. He is Director of Aquinas Academy and Parish Priest of St Patrick’s Church in The Rocks.

Participants in this course will be invited into a conversation between Winton and Michael on themes in Fratelli Tutti that made a particular impact on them. Participants are encouraged to read Fratelli Tutti before the course!

Presenter: Winton Higgins & Michael Whelan
Where: Aquinas Academy, Level 5, 141 Harrington St, Sydney
When: To be advised
Cost: $150 per person (including notes)

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