Moderator: Phil Brown, News Limited
Hear one of Australia’s most respected authors and social researchers Hugh Mackay talk about his new book, Beyond Belief: How we find meaning, with or without religion.
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? (And why are enrolments at church schools skyrocketing?) He draws on research suggesting that our quest for a meaningful life depends on believing in something ‘greater than ourselves’ and explores what that ‘something’ might be for today’s Australians.
Hugh will be interviewed by Phil Brown. Arts Editor - The Courier-Mail, Deputy Editor - CANVAS, News Queensland.
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.
Breakfast with Hugh Mackay
Saturday 16 July - 8am
$47.50 (includes booking fee)
RACV Noosa Resort, 94 Noosa Drive, Noosa Heads
DURATION: 1.5 hours (includes breakfast)
INCLUSIONS: Full Breakfast and ‘In Conversation’ event
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RACV Noosa Resort, Noosa Heads
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