Free Public Talk by Hugh Mackay
28 Nov 2016
7:15 PM - 9:30 PM
Willoughby Uniting Church
Hugh Mackay, a leading Australian social researcher, will talk about his new book, Beyond Belief: How we find meaning, with or without religion. This will be followed by a Q & A session with Hugh.
At a time when 61 percent of Australians still identify as Christian but only 8 percent attend church weekly, Mackay tackles one of the big questions about contemporary Australia: how do we find our sense of meaning and purpose when religious faith and practice are in such sharp decline? Why are enrolments at church schools skyrocketing?
Drawing on his research, Mackay suggests our quest for a meaningful life depends on believing something ‘greater than ourselves’ and then explores what that ‘something’ might be for Australians.’
Hugh Mackay is a social researcher and the author of seventeen books – eleven in the field of social analysis and ethics, and six novels. He is a Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society and has been awarded honorary doctorates by Charles Sturt, Macquarie, New South Wales and Western Sydney universities. In 2015, he was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia. He lives in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales.
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