presents the 2014 Richard Johnson Lecture
Professor Miroslav Volf
Founding Director, Yale Centre for Faith and Culture
"A Public Faith: Serving the Common Good"
7.00pm, Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Sydney Conservatorium of Music
Macquarie Street, Sydney, NSW 2000
The lecture will held in the magnificent Verbrugghen Hall at Sydney's Conservatorium of Music.
Complementary drinks will be served in lobby from 7.00pm. The lecture will begin shortly after 8.00pm, with the evening concluding at 9.30pm.
The nearest train station is Circular Quay (8 min walk)
The closest parking stations are:
Who was Richard Johnson?
Richard Johnson is one of Australia’s forgotten pioneers.
Appointed chaplain to the planned colony of New South Wales he set sail with the First Fleet, arriving on January 26th, 1788. On February 3rd, Johnson conducted the first Christian service under the trees of Sydney cove.
Johnson's contributions to farming, education, convict welfare and indigenous relations were invaluable to the survival of the early colony.
The Richard Johnson lecture, named in his memory, seeks to examine the place of Christianity in public life—its legacy and contribution to the common good. (Read more...)
The Sydney Conservatorium is located in Macquarie Street, opposite Bridge Street.
The Richard Johnson Lecture is an activity of the Centre for Public Christianity. The lecture seeks to highlight Christianity's relevance to contemporary society and positively contribute to public discourse on key aspects of civil life.