2016-11-19 Vic: Faith: what's in a word?

Allan Day Memorial Lecture

Date: Saturday 19 November

Time: 7.30 pm

Topic: Faith: What's in a Word?


  • James Garth - Fellow, ISCAST: Christians in Science & Technology
  • Meredith Doig - President, Rationalist Society of Australia
  • Robert Martin - Director, City Bible Forum Melbourne
  • Michael Clarke - Head of School of Life Sciences, Professor of Zoology, La Trobe University (Chair)


Venue: Abbotsford Convent, Linen Room. 1 St Heliers St. Abbotsford, Vic.

Cost:  $15 for concession, and members/affiliates of ISCAST, Rationalist Society of Australia or City Bible Forum.  $20 full price.

Booking: online booking through trybooking:

When I use the word “faith”, what do you understand? 
Last year a pioneering study was conducted to explore how the word “faith” is used. Over a thousand people—sceptics, agnostics and believers—provided many fascinating answers.

Come and hear James, Meredith and Robert discuss the research and what it reveals.

The conversation won’t prove whether God does or does not exist but it will show why debates about God can be so infuriating, and it might move the discussion in a more informed and fruitful direction.





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