Educating For A Purposeful Life Conference

Sunday, August 22nd, 2010

This conference was held on 5th and 6th August. It brought together a great variety of speakers on the themes of:

  • young people’s spirituality
  • developing passions and interests
  • the mental health of young people
  • developing leadership for a better world.

The presentation for the opening address by Philip Hughes is now available. Click here.


Shaping Australia’s Spirituality – National Roundtable 2010

Monday, April 19th, 2010

The national Roundtable on ‘Shaping Australia’s Spirituality’ was held from Tuesday 31st August and Friday 3rd September. Over the four days of conversations, close to 150 people participated. Each day explored different areas of mission and ministry, examining the Christian principles, and using contemporary research to reflect on the best ways to conduct mission and ministry in the Australian contemporary context. The following links provide some summaries of the presentations and access to audio files of the research and reflections.

A book was prepared for the conference. It provided a backbone for the discussions. It is now available from the CRA and from Christian bookshops: ‘Shaping Australia’s Spirituality: A Review of Christian Ministry in the Australian Context’.

Lausanne Conference A Success

Monday, April 19th, 2010

The fifth Lausanne Researchers’ Conference was heldin April 2008. Around sixty interested attendees came from around the world to participate. If you are interested, some of the papers presented are now published on the Lausanne Researcher’s International Network website:

The next Lausanne Researchers’ Conference will be held in Sao Paulo in April 2011. Details will be posted on this website soon.

Roundtable On Rural Church Life – Part A

Monday, April 19th, 2010

Presentations from CRA’s Roundtable exploring rural church life in June 2009 are now available, together with supplementary articles.

Part A. Presentation from Dr John Williams, Commissioner, Natural Resources Commission, NSW.

Part 1-The Rural Context (JWilliams)
Part 2-The Rural Context (JWilliams)

Plus articles from the Wentworth Group

Australian Agriculture, Redesigning for Resilience
Farming Future