Key events:

A printable calendar of all the key diocesan events in 2020 can be found here: Key Dates 2020 .

Event Information:

  • Fri

    Wellington Theological Consortium Seminar 2019: Lament Listening Healing

    St Joseph's Catholic Church Complex, Mt Victoria, Wellington

    The Wellington Theological Consortium is composed of Christian institutions for theological education committed to the intellectual exploration of the Christian faith, and includes participation by our diocese.

    The theme of this annual seminar has been chosen in response to the sexual abuse crisis in our church communities, and offers teaching on the "Circle Process" and theological practices of restorative justice in lament, listening and healing.

    Venue: St Joseph's Complex, 154 Brougham Street, Mt Victoria, Wellington

    Friday 13 September 2019 7PM to 9:30 PM
    Guest Speakers followed by a Question and Answer Session

    Prof. Chris Marshall (Keynote), Diana Unwin Chair in Restorative Justice, Victoria University of Wellington School of Government
    How Restorative Justice Flows out of the Gospel and What is the ‘Circle Process’?

    Dr Rocio Figueroa Alvear, Survivor, Theologian, Lecturer at Good Shepherd College, Auckland
    Overcoming Silence – Women’s Voices in the Catholic Abuse Crisis

    Dr Christopher Longhurst, National Leader of Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP Aotearoa), Lecturer at The Catholic Institute
    Reactions to Pope Francis’ Vos Estis Lux Mundi, 9 May 2019

    Robert McGregor, Counsellor, Peer Support Worker at MOSAIC-Tiaki Tangata
    Healing Starts with Listening

    Margaret Schrader, Former Presbyterian Moderator and Former Sexual Abuse Counsellor
    Effect of Clerical Sexual Abuse on Naming and Experiencing God

    Saturday 14 September 2019 9AM to 1PM
    Workshops, Plenary, and Lunch (provided)

    Part 1: Dr Chris Marshall and team
    Introduction to/theology behind the Circle Process of Lament, Listening, Healing

    Part 2: Dr Chris Marshall and team
    A practice and application of the Circle Process.

    Registration details:

    Pay* the applicable registration fee by internet banking:Wellington Theological Consortium(Westpac) 03 1531 0085204 00 Reference: ‘EOL [Your Name]’ Then email your name and contact details to…

    OR Register by Post to… David Wardle C/O The Salvation Army Booth College of Mission P.O Box 4052 UPPER HUTT 5140

    *Even if you intend to pay at the door on the day, an RSVP/registration is welcomed to help with catering for the lunch on Saturday.

    Registration Form