The Church’s Mission after the Royal Commission

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The Church’s Mission after the Royal Commission

August 24, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Professor Neil Ormerod is Professor of Theology at ACU and has worked professionally in theology for over 30 years. He is widely published in Australia and internationally in leading journals such as Theological Studies, Gregorianum, The Irish Theological Quarterly and The Heythrop Journal. He is an internationally recognised expert on the thought of Bernard Lonergan and has written on a wide range of topics including the doctrine of the Trinity, historical ecclesiology, Christian anthropology and natural theology. In 2013 he was made a Fellow of the Australian Catholic Theological Association in recognition of his contribution to theological scholarship.

When Ministers Sin: Sexual Abuse in the Churches”, jointly written by Neil and Thea Ormerod, has been re-published this year.  Copies will be available for purchase on the day.

“In this explosive book are powerful and authentic stories of betrayal. These personal accounts of sexual abuse by ministers of religion might not have been listened to in the past. Today, the churches cannot ignore them. ‘This book raises, in almost every story, the issue of power in human relationships. One of the important reasons for its publication is the repeated failure of the church to face this issue. It is so easy to dismiss claims of abuse between adults if we discount the issue of an imbalance of power. These stories face all clergy, and all those involved in client/professional relationships, with the need to come to terms with their grave responsibility and to develop a healthy and honest relationship with their own sexuality.’ Rev Dorothy McRae-McMahon.”


August 24, 2018
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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