Common Dreams Conference
Progressive Spirituality: New Directions
16-19 September 2016
Somerville House, 17 Graham Street South Brisbane
It would be great if a few kiwis can get over and join this. There are some excellent speakers, a parallel programme for emerging generations, panel discussions, lots of electives and an artist in residence. Other familiar names to NZers are Margaret Mayman and Ian Lawton. MORE INFORMATION
- Fr John M Dobson OAM
- Sam Watson Jr is of the Munnenjarl and Bin Gubba tribal nations
- Dr Diana Butler Bass – Diana Butler Bass is an author, speaker, and independent scholar specializing in American religion and culture.
- Professor Pamela Eisenbaum – One of four Jewish New Testament scholars teaching in Christian theological schools in USA
- Dr Val Webb – Val (Skerman) Webb’s career spans three countries and occupations as diverse as microbiology, business, public relations, art and religious studies.
- Rev David Felten – David Felten is Pastor at Fountains United Methodist Church, Fountain Hills, Arizona.
- Mr Michael Morwood – Michael Morwood is a former Catholic priest.
- Mr Graeme Mundine– Graeme Mundine is a well-received keynote speaker on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander issues
- Rev Jana Norman – Jana Norman is Minister at Pilgrim Uniting Church, Adelaide.
- Rev Fred Plumer – Fred is President of ProgressiveChristianity.org in USA (previously known as The Center for Progressive Christianity)
- Ms Saara Sabbagh – Raised in Melbourne of Syrian descent, Saara Sabbagh began a committed study of Islam
Parallel Program for Emerging Generations (genY/Millennials)
- Ms Cassandra Farrin – Cassandra is Marketing Director for Westar Institute and Developmental Editor for Polebridge Press (Westar’s publishing arm).
- Rev Lucas Taylor
- Ms Deshna Ubeda – Deshna joined the ProgressiveChristianity.org team in 2006 and is currently the Associate Director.
Common Dreams is an alliance of religious progressives in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific