Time to Build Bridges not Walls
Saturday 27 May
9.30am – 4.15pm
Centre for Theology and Ministry, 29 College Cres Parkville
Joe Camilleri is Emeritus Professor at La Trobe University, Melbourne and Executive Director of Alexandria Agenda, a new venture
in ethical consulting. His research has centred on: international political economy; religion and culture; security and peace
studies; foreign policies of the great powers and the Asia-Pacific region. Over the past 10 years Camilleri has convened some 20 major international dialogues and conferences, and appeared before several parliamentary and government inquiries, most recently the parliamentary inquiry into the Racial Discrimination Act.
Monica Jyotsna Melanchthon, currently teaches OT/Hebrew Bible studies at the Pilgrim Theological College. She has strong commitments to the (esp. political, social, economic, environmental) marginalized, who, in the Indian context, are the poor,
women and Dalits and she has contributed toward developing Dalit and Indian Feminist hermeneutics and theologies and interpretation of Biblical texts drawing on insights from the social biographies of these communities, their perspectives
and their lived experiences.
Anam Javed is the Secretary of the Islamic Council of Victoria, and as part of the ‘Speed Date a Muslim’ event, she answers questions about Islam on a daily basis, whether in person or online, and also feels the need to prove her “Australian” identity constantly. Pakistan is home, and always will be, even though going back does not seem to be an option. Turn on the news and you’ll know why. Anam teaches in a large public high school and represents the sum of the ethnic diversity at her school. She hopes to
live long enough see an inclusive Australia that values it’s multiethnic landscape, and offers up its “boundless plains” to anyone who needs a safe haven.