September 29, 2015
Dr Conor Sweeney

The New Evangelisation: How to be a Hobbit

You are cordially invited to the fifth Speakers Forum for 2015 hosted by the Dawson Society for Philosophy and Culture. The evening will feature a presentation titled ‘The New Evangelisation: How to Be a Hobbit’ given by Dr Conor Sweeney, Permanent Fellow of the John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family, Melbourne.


Evangelisation is not activism. It has nothing to do with the techniques, programs, and lobbying that defines social and political activism. Instead, it has everything to do with the witness of one who lives and embodies a kind of feeling, tasting, and savoring relationship with the faith they profess.

To evangelize effectively, is to be a hobbit: it is to embody the small way, the long way, the slow encounter, the deep abiding. It is to first receive faith as a culture and practice of love, to be immersed and transformed here, and only then to offer this faith to the world as an act of love. “For the time will soon come when Hobbits will shape the fortune of all”.

When: Tuesday, 29 September

Time: Arrive at 6:30pm, dinner will be at 7:00 followed by presentation of paper and discussion

Cost: $30 (+ booking fee) online or $35 on the door. Limited seating/dinner spaces available.

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