Spirituality in the Pub — Paddington

Come, share a drink and continue to engage in stimulating conversation

Each SIP night runs from 7.30PM to 9PM

Paddington RSL Club
220 – 232 Oxford S
Paddington NSW 2021

Program for 2018

Our 2018 theme is ‘Wisdom Seekers’

7th March: “Wisdom seekers.”  Speakers: Mons Tony Doherty, recently retired Parish Priest from Rose Bay and Dover Heights (described by Ailsa, his co-speaker, as  ‘an 82 year old swimmer, walker, educator and Priest’)! and Ailsa Piper writer, walker, teacher, theatre director and actress.  Tony and Ailsa are co-authors of the book The Attachment, and will open up our year’s theme and invite our questions and comments.  MC: Marea Donovan

4th April: “Wounds and Vulnerability.” – Panel: Fr Jamie Calder sj, Associate Professor, Australian Catholic University.  A registered and practicing psychologist whose clinical specialisation is with men recovering their lives from practices of violence and abuse; Barry Dalton, active in Prison Ministry;  and Alison Colquitt supported by Lorraine Winterbottom, an experienced professional from CANA. .  Moderator: TBA

2nd May: “Seeking Contemplation and Meditation.” Speakers:  Judi Taylor, Co-ordinator of “Women’s Night of Spirituality”; and Rev. Shigenobu Watanabe, a Buddhist monk of the Hongwanji Buddhist Mission of Australia

6th June: “Running Charities”.  Speakers: Sophie Cotton Smith, Marathon runner, founder of “Running for Premature Babies” charity; together with Brad Anderson, Sydney Service Manager for Orange Sky Laundries, a charity which offers a free mobile laundry service for the homeless.

4th July: “Because of her we can”. (NAIDOC WEEK THEME) Speakers: Aunty Elsie Heiss, a strong Wiradjuri woman and a highly respected Aboriginal Elder; and Gisella Wilson. Moderator: Ben Wilson – three generations of one family!

1st August: “Shifting the Focus – Moral Education and Critical Thinking in the Digital Age”.  Speakers and MC to be advised.

5th September:  Depression and AnxietyAm I going to be OK?”  Speakers: Carl Beattie, College Councillor and Provisional Psychologist at Marcellin College, Randwick; and TBA

3rd October: “Conquering Cancer.  Dealing with the Enemy”Speakers: Associate Professor Fran Boyle, Director, Patricia Ritchie Centre for Cancer Care and Research, Mater Hospital; and David Monck, nurse — a specialist in pain management at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.