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Hugh Mackay Book Launch - FREE Event

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by Vanessa (subscribe)
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One of Australia's most respected authors and social researchers, Hugh Mackay, is celebrating the release of his latest book Beyond Belief with a FREE public lecture at St Michael's on Collins on Wednesday 11th May 2016.

Mackay is a social researcher and the author of seventeen books - eleven in the field of social analysis and ethics, and six novels.

His latest book, entitled Beyond Belief: How we find meaning, with or without religion is timely, given 61% of Australians currently identify themselves as Christian, yet only 8% attend church weekly.

Through his decades of research and experience Mackay has found that our quest for a meaningful life depends on believing in 'something greater than ourselves', but with religious faith and practice in such sharp decline (and yet enrolments at church schools skyrocketing), what exactly constitutes as that 'something' if it is not religion?

Mackay will tackle this big question and more during this insightful public lecture. There will also be an opportunity to purchase his new book and have it signed.

Refreshments will be served at 6pm, with the lecture commencing at 6.30pm.

This event is FREE to attend and all are welcome.

To RSVP, visit or call 9654 5120.

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When: Wednesday 11 May: Refreshments at 6pm, lecture starts at 6.30pm
Where: St Michael’s on Collins, 120 Collins Street, Melbourne.
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