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The Archbishop of Sydney’s ANGLICAN AID presents:

Social Justice Reframed

THANK YOU to all who attended Social Justice Reframed. Your engagement, questions, and fellowship were truly an encouragement. Special thanks to Moore Theological College for hosting the day, and to each speaker for your faithful Bible teaching and sharing your experiences.


Join us over one stimulating day as we re-examine the evangelical’s relationship with “social justice”. Drawing from lived experiences, academic study, and Biblical examples, this event will challenge you to consider Jesus’ message to Christians regarding the poor.

  • How does our theology shape our response to the overwhelming needs around the world?
  • Was “social justice” a concern of men and women of faith from past generations? What can we learn from them?
  • How do Christians at the forefront of engaging with poverty apply the Bible?

Hear lived experiences of ministry amidst poverty and hardship with international guest speaker Berthier Lainirina, Principal of St Patrick’s College in Madagascar, and how his theology shapes his response to the dire needs around him.

You’ll also be treated to a keynote presentation from David Williams, Principal of St Andrew’s Hall (CMS) on a Biblical Theology of care for the poor; Ed Loane on the Christian movers and shakers through history; Helen Hoskins on being the hands and feet of Jesus over decades in Tanzania; and Sally Bathgate on supporting refugees from the Middle East.

Don’t miss Anglican Aid’s inaugural day of tackling thorny questions about the place of social justice in a faithful life! Be sure to bring a group to delve into scripture and inspiring testimonies together.

Date:
Saturday 16 September 2023

 

Time:
9.00am – 3.00pm

 

Location:
Moore Theological College

1 King St, Newtown

 

Registration: $35
Groups of 5 or more: $20 per person
Students: $15

Registration includes tea and coffee, Morning Tea, Lunch, and access to all event sessions.

Reserve your ticket

Program

9.00am:
Welcome

Simon Gillham – Vice Principal, Moore College

 

“Remember the poor”: An historic evangelical distinctive?

Ed Loane – Adjunct Faculty (Church History), Moore College

 

Decades of service in Tanzania

Helen Hoskins – Founding Chaplain, Bunda Girls’ Secondary School, TANZANIA

 

10.30am:
Morning Tea

 

11.00am:
Care for the poor – a Biblical perspective

David Williams – Principal, St Andrew’s Hall (CMS)

 

Meeting the Middle East

Sally Bathgate – Board Member, Anglican Aid

 

12.15pm
Lunch

 

1.15pm
Ministering amongst the poor

Berthier Lainirina – Principal, St Patrick’s Theological College MADAGASCAR

 

Panel: Social Justice Reframed?

Helen Hoskins, Berthier Lainirina, Tim Swan, David Williams

Meet the speakers

Sally Bathgate – Board Member, Anglican Aid

Sally Bathgate lives in south-west Sydney with her husband Ben and their 3 children. Prior to this, they lived in the Middle East for language and cultural training. During their time there, they encountered many who were displaced from their home countries due to regional conflict. They were touched and challenged by the stories they heard. With the help of Anglican Aid, Sally (along with Katrina Fleet-Gulbrandsen) published Tea & Thread: Portraits of Middle-Eastern women far from home in 2017. This book has helped raise awareness around challenges facing refugee women, as well as raising funds for charitable initiatives that support women in the Middle East. Sally now supports Anglican Aid as a member of the board.

Helen Hoskins – Founding Chaplain, Bunda Girls Secondary School TANZANIA

In 1983, Helen Hoskins moved from Australia to Tanzania to serve as a missionary with CMS. Helen is the founder of the Girls Brigade Sewing and Handcraft Centre in Bunda. She is the Founding Chaplain of Shalom Pre and Primary School and Bunda Girls Secondary School. Helen taught at Nyakato Bible School in Nyanza, and the Kowak Christian Training Centre (later Bunda Bible College). Helen is a Canon of St John’s Cathedral, Musoma. Helen returned to Australia reluctantly in 2020 and currently volunteers on the ministry team at Mona Vale Anglican as well as at an aged care facility with her therapy dog Maude.

Berthier Lainirina – Principal, St Patrick’s Theological College, MADAGASCAR

Rev Berthier Lainirina was appointed Principal of St Patrick’s Bible College at the start of the 2021 academic year. He is a commissioned Evangelist of Church Army Africa (which has headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya) and an ordained priest within the Anglican Church of the Indian Ocean. He was initially Vicar of a Parish in the Diocese of Toamasina Madagascar, before being appointed Provincial Administrative Secretary of the Province of the Indian Ocean, and now the Principal of St Patrick’s Theological College in Toliara.

He is married to Sandria and they are blessed with two children. Berthier started his tertiary academic study as a scientist, with a Diploma of Science, BSc and MSc in Mathematics (Université d’Antananarivo) during which he was with IFES (International Fellowship of Evangelical Students) evangelising to University students. Berthier has also a BTh (Université Catholique de Madagascar), BTh Honours (South African Theological Seminary) and a Master of Research in Philosophy (Université de Toamasina). He is now working on his PhD in Theology.

Ed Loane – Adjunct Faculty (Church History), Moore Theological College

Ed Loane is the Warden of St Paul’s College, University of Sydney. Prior to that, Ed served on the faculty at Moore Theological College full-time and now continues as Adjunct faculty (church history). Ed’s research interests include Anglican, Reformation and evangelical history, ecclesiology, atonement, revelation, and preaching. He is married to Jocelyn and they have five children. They are members of Cammeray Anglican Church.

David Williams – Principal, St Andrew’s Hall (CMS)

David Williams leads the training ministry of CMS-Australia, based at St Andrew’s Hall in Melbourne. He and Rachel served in Kenya where they were involved in ministries in Kibera slum, one the largest informal settlements in sub-Saharan Africa. David taught theology at Carlile College, and helped the College to launch a training program for Pastors working in the most marginalised parts of Nairobi.