Special events announced for Synod 2017
BBQ Lunch on Sunday 1 October
On 1 October we have an opportunity to come together for a complimentary BBQ (sponsored by Uniting Financial Services) with entertainment by Hannah Boland and other music as we enjoy food, comedy and music.
Making Space for the Future
with John Cleary
This Q&A-style panel on Sunday evening 1 October will be an open forum with John Clearly moderating a discussion with Heather Watson (Uniting Board Chairperson), Meredith Yabsley (Uniting Resources Board Chairperson), Simon Hansford, Moderator, Michael Anderson (UFS Board Chairperson) and Dr Iain Brown (UME Board Chairperson) about how the boards are working with the Church to make space for the future of the Church. During the forum there will be an opportunity for members to ask questions of the panel.
John Cleary was the former presenter of Sunday Nights on ABC local Radio and has been described as 'one of Australia's leading commentators on religious affairs'. He was a member of the ABC's specialist Religion unit and was often heard as a commentator on Religious issues for ABC Radio and Television.
He is best known for his years with Radio National as presenter of The Religion Report and, prior to that, the philosophy program Meridian. He was part of the original Compass team on ABC TV, and was for several years a weekly part of the Triple J morning program with Angela Catterns and Jen Oldershaw. In 1994 his book on the Salvation Army in Australia, Salvo, was awarded Australian Religious Book of the Year.
During his career with the ABC John has worked for extended periods in Perth, Melbourne, and Sydney.