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THE DAWSON SOCIETY

The Christopher Dawson Society for Philosophy and Culture is an incorporated, not-for-profit association founded to encourage lay Christian engagement with contemporary philosophical and cultural issues. The Society takes its name from Christopher Dawson, the great English historian of the 20th century who throughout his work saw the world of spiritual belief “as the dynamic element in history and as a real world-transforming power.” It is the hope of the founders that in some small way the Dawson Society may uphold and continue the work of its namesake.

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March 9, 2015 Dr Matthew Tan embarks on a theology of running away

by Tom Gourlay

Article by Marco Ceccarelli, The Record   One may wonder what U2’s famous song Where the streets have no name could possibly have in common with the Book of Exodus, or what connection could be made between rock/metal band Evanescence’ s Anywhere and St …

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January 13, 2015 Gary Johns’ Eugenic Proposal

by Tom Gourlay

When former Keating government minister Gary Johns proposed that sustenance payments or ‘the dole’ be tied to mandatory contraception many from across the political divide saw little reason to argue against what is in actual fact a barbaric suggestion. Indeed, …

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October 6, 2014 Catholic Spirituality and Mental Health

by Tom Gourlay

This week is Mental Health Week here in Australia, and we felt it particularly appropriate to share with you a recording of the last lecture hosted by The Dawson Society for Philosophy and Culture.Our speaker was Dr Philippa Martyr PhD …

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December 16, 2014 The Christian Response to Political Fundamentalism – Mrs Anna Krohn

by Tom Gourlay

On 2 December, The Dawson Society for Philosophy and Culture was delighted to host Mrs Anna Krohn as the presenter at our seventh and final Speakers Forum for 2014. Speaking on Christian responses to political fundamentalism and dogmatic relativism, the …

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April 14, 2015
Peter Abetz MLA

Speakers Forum: Human Trafficking and Prostitution in WA – Peter Abetz, MLA

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