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St Andrew's series of lectures - Living with Uncertainty

St Andrew's series of lectures - Living with Uncertainty

St Andrew's Study Trust is holding a series of lectures under our theme of Shaking the Foundations. The series of lectures is entitled Living with Uncertainty.

We are living in uncertain, unsettled times. Since the Christchurch earthquakes began in September 2010, New Zealanders have an increased awareness of our vulnerability and the fragility of our built environments. The global financial crisis is serious and ongoing. Two additional areas of uncertainty that have become part of our everyday lives. Spiritual uncertainty as participation in institutional religion is decreasing, at least in the first world, while interest in spirituality grows. And social uncertainty, as people worry about family and community and the supports that are needed for societies to thrive. The four part series “Living with Uncertainty” provides us with an opportunity to hear from people with expertise and experience in the areas of geological, spiritual, economic and social uncertainty. While we can’t eradicate uncertainty, we can begin to understand the impact that it has on us, and the choices that face us as we attempt to “live well” with uncertainty.

Each lecture will be given by a specialist in that area and introduced by Professor Lloyd Geering

August 21: GEOLOGICAL UNCERTAINTY - Hamish Campbell – Senior Geologist at GNS Science and Te Papa's geological adviser

August 28: SPIRITUAL UNCERTAINTY - Rev Dr Mary Caygill – Minister, Durham St Methodist Church, Christchurch

September 4: ECONOMIC UNCERTAINTY - Brian Easton – Economist, Listener columnist

September 11: SOCIAL UNCERTAINTY - Rev Dr Geoff King – Counsellor and Minister, Knox Presbyterian Church, Christchurch

Location: St Andrew's on The Terrace, 30 The Terrace
Time: 12:15 - 1:15


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