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Don Bosco Retreat Centre

465 Lysterfield Road

Lysterfield, VIC 3156

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The venue for the 2018 JCMA Winter Conference will be the Don Bosco Centre at 465 Lysterfield Road, Lysterfield. It will be held from 2:00pm on Sunday 29 July to 5:30pm Monday 30 July.

The theme for the Conference will be

“Listening to God and to each other: Prayer and Dialogue”.

The key to interreligious dialogue is listening. We ask "Does God answer my prayer?" - but are we listening for God's answer? And how can we listen to each other, if our ears are closed? This JCMA Conference will explore the meaning of prayer and the skills we need to listen to one another with respect.

New Conference Format

We have taken into account feedback on the two most recent JCMA Winter Conferences and have significantly reworked the format in order to make the experience more accessible to more people. In this way we hope to open up the experience of JCMA to a wider audience without missing the opportunity for the more intimate reflection time afforded by the Winter Conference.

Sunday (from 2pm to 8:30pm) will be a Seminar Day, with input from members and guest speakers. The day will be open to whoever would like to come with no obligation to remain overnight for the second day of the conference on Monday. This Seminar day will include all the main “input” sessions of the conference. Afternoon tea and a vegetarian meal will be included as part of the program for all who attend. Most importantly, there will be no set charge for attendance on this day – so that no one will feel excluded and as a demonstration of hospitality. (We do ask that those who attend contribute a donation - if they can - to help JCMA cover the incurred costs.)

Monday (continuing overnight from Sunday and all day until 5:30pm) will be a Retreat Day, consisting of time spent in discussion groups and in reflection on scripture texts from each of our three traditions. This will be a time to interact on a deeper level, to listen to one another and to God, and to absorb what we are hearing. It is expected that those who are participating on the Monday also participate in the Sunday Seminar and stay overnight, although this is not mandatory.

Who is it for?

• JCMA conferences are intended for people of all ages who are members of one of the three Abrahamic faith communities, Judaism, Christianity and Islam and is supported by major religious institutions within each faith community.

• Participants include men and women, young and old, lay and clergy, academics and students, and those working in community or welfare roles.

• All participants are asked to agree to the JCMA Principles of Dialogue http://jcma.org.au/priniciples-of-dialogue/

• Anyone from the Jewish, Christian or Muslim communities who subscribes to the aims and purpose of the conference is encouraged to register.

Registration of Interest

1. If you would like to attend the 2018 JCMA Winter Conference, we ask that you apply by filling in the registration form before the closing date.

2. The Conference Planning Committee will review each registration. Please note: The Conference Committee retains the right to decline a registration without stating reasons.

3. You can register just for the Sunday Seminar at no cost. If you do, please consider making a donation toward the costs.

4. Or you can register for the Full Package (Sunday and Monday). The cost for this is $160, which includes the Sunday Seminar, overnight accommodation, Monday Retreat and all meals.

5. Further details of the event and the program will then be provided by email closer to the date to all who register.

We look forward to hearing from you and do hope you can join us!

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