Discovering the hidden opportunities of refugees and other minority groups

Faith in Action is looking forward to a longer conversation with our supporters about what it takes to work well alongside refugees and other disadvantaged communities.  Come to  a deep conversation with those who are making a difference to this topic.

Brad ChilcottPastor Brad Chilcott (Welcome to Australia) Brad Chilcott started Welcome to Australia in June 2011 seeking to create a positive voice in the public conversation around asylum seeking, refugees and multiculturalism.  More about Welcome to Australia

Bryan HughesBryan Hughes (Baptist Care Fuse Mentor Coordinator) Bryan oversees the Baptist Care Fuse Mentoring program providing opportunities for friendships to be built with people settling into Australia. More about Fuse Mentoring

Sarah WilliamsonSarah Williamson (Uniting Church Social Justice Officer Synod SA) As the Uniting Church Justice Officer Sarah has a sense that congregations have more to contribute to this issue in South  Australia.  Sarah’s most recent work for the Synod has been suicide prevention.  More about Suicide – it is no secret

Richard HarmerRichard Harmer (Holos Group) Richard brings insights into what it takes to get groups to respond to the so called ‘wicked problems’ of our generation.  More about Richard’s previous work with us.

The morning conversation will be getting into a deep conversation with each of the presenters about their projects. After lunch we will ask ourselves how might we apply their principles into our ministry settings.

Details:  Friday 28th November 2014

  • 10-12noon Presentations and Discussion with speakers
  • 12-1pm Conversation over shared lunch
  • 1-3pm What principles are operating here and how might we apply themin our ministry setting?
  • Venue – The Welcome Centre  100 Drayton Street, Bowden – the corner of Drayton Street and Hawker Street (look for the Activate SA building!)

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