Dr Zimmermann Speaks at ‘Religion in the Public Square’ Colloquium in Melbourne

We are delighted to inform that our President, Dr Augusto Zimmermann, was a keynote speaker for “Religion in the Public Square Colloquium” held at Scots’ Church in Melbourne on 20-21 October 2017.

Held at the Scots’ Church in Melbourne on 20-21 October 2017, the other speakers were Rev. Murray Campbell, Mrs. Angela Shanahan, Dr Sharon Roddick, Dr John McClean, Dominic Steele, Brett Lee-Price, Simon Kennedy and Darren Middleton.

The 2017 “Religion in the Public Sphere” was organised by the Presbyterian Church’s Church and Nation Committee as a forum to discuss biblical and social issues and the pursuit of the common good. The organisers of this colloquium have a high view of scripture and a belief that Christianity ought to be a clear voice in the public square for the common good.

Dr Zimmermann addressed the following topics at this colloquium: The Biblical View of Civil Government; Religious Freedom and the Threat of Secular Intolerance; and Religious Freedom and the Threat of Islamic Terrorism – A Critical Appraisal.

Spread over two days, the colloquium was structured as individual presentations followed by interactive discussions. It provided a unique forum for insightful discussions on social and biblical issues that further equip Christians in engaging and witnessing in the public square.

WALTA congratulates our President for his participation at another a highly successful event.

Dr Zimmermann (right) and Rev Darrell Middleton (left), Convener of the Church and Nation Committee (Presbyterian Church of Victoria)