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TEAR NSW Conference 2017 - Coming Back to Earth

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St Anne's, Ryde

42 Church St

Ryde, NSW 2112

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TEAR Conferences are places where old and new supporters can hear reflective and thoughtful teaching on biblical justice, and provide opportunities for people to begin to formulate individual and collective responses. It's an excellent chance to fellowship with others who are similarly inclined toward the margins and God's heart for justice. We had an amazing conference in 2016 and we hope to make this year even better!

Keynote Talks:

This year’s theme comes from the title of a book by our keynote speaker Dr Jonathan Cornford, Co-founder of Manna Gum - a ministry in good news economics. Jonathan is a humble, engaging and deeply knowledgeable speaker. He teaches and writes extensively about the Bible's vision of economic and ecological justice and how this applies to the complex global economy of the twenty-first century. It’s challenging stuff that you can apply in practical ways as you live out your faith in everyday life.

Friday Night:

Friday night will focus on the unfolding crisis in East Africa. Come and hear stories and take part in a conversation with Marshall Currie and Helen Fernandes, from TEAR's International Program team.

What combination of forces has precipitated the crisis? How are TEAR's partners responding? How do they navigate the complex interplay between relief and development?

How can we respond to the crisis? How can we pray?

Workshops:

Breakout sessions on Saturday will provide opportunities to examine the conference theme in more depth. Learn more about the issues facing our world through workshops on The Restorative Economy, Developing restorative communities, How TEAR works in partnership with local development agencies, and Digital Discipleship. Unpack a few practical and creative responses, like how to produce your own food through a vertical or no-dig garden. Explore your creative side through art and music, or take part in a poetry slam.

Presenters include Jo Knight, Liz and Jesse Milani (Pocketfuel), Phil Wilcox, Liuanga Palu, Shane Fenwick, Helen Wright and Ben Thurley.

Saturday Night:

The conference will conclude with a Q and A style discussion: "Where to now for the Church?" How can Christians respond to the environmental, economc and social challenges facing the world in the 21st century?

Moderated by Matt Anslow (Love Makes A Way, Hope Uniting Church), panel members include Tanya Riches (Hillsong, Alphacrusis College), Reverend Dr Geoff Broughton (St George's Anglican Church, Paddington, St Mark's National Theological Centre) and Dr Jonathan Cornford.

Fair Trade Market:

Our Market Place will showcase the wares of organisations like Hope Collective, Tribes and Nations and Mukti Australia.

All this, plus delicious food from Gypsy Kitchen, coffee from Tribes and Nations, and TEAR's famous chai.

We hope to see you there!

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