Things That Make for Peace II

Event Details

UTC Conference | 3 Days | 17, 18 & 19 March 2020
Things That Make for Peace II –
Peace Within, Peace Without.
A United Theological College Event


Date: Tuesday, 17 March –
Thursday, 19 March 2020
Times: Start: 9 a.m. / Finish: 5 p.m. (each day)
Venue: United Theological College
16 Masons Drive, North Parramatta
Cost: $175 Full Conference
$85 Full Conference Student/Concession
$40-$70 Single Day Registration
Registration in advance is essential.
Keynote Speakers: Professor Mona Siddiqui
Dr Joshua Ralston


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Conference Topic:

The 2017 Islamophobia Report revealed that over 50% of Australians have a negative view of the role religion plays in contemporary society.  Underwriting that statistic is the perception that religion is responsible for much of the violence in the world, a perception that ignores the reality that religious people are most commonly the victim, rather than perpetrators of violence.  This conference seeks to counter that perception, exploring texts and traditions that might promote the growth of peace.

The conference will feature two key speakers from The University of Edinburgh:

  • Prof Mona Siddiqui
    Professor of Islamic and Interreligious Studies, Assistant Principal Religion and Society, Dean International, Middle East, The University of Edinburgh
  • Dr Joshua Ralston
    Reader in Christian-Muslim Relations, The University of Edinburgh

Both are highly credentialed in regards to inter-faith dialogue and commitments to peace.

The conference will also feature panel sessions, workshops, and papers from other contributors.


Note to CSU Students Studying THL535 – Seminar in Biblical and Theological Interpretation

This conference constitutes the entirety of the face-to-face teaching for subject THL535 – Seminar in Biblical and Theological Interpretation.

You are required to attend all three days of the conference from 9am to 5pm in order to successfully meet the requirements for completing this subject.


Conference Program
Tue. 17 March 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Wed. 18 Mar. –
Thur. 19 March
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Full Program to come later in January.

Further enquiries about the program can be directed to:


Conference Flyer

Coming soon.


Cost and Registration:

Please register and pay in advance, via the link to the CSU PACT website provided below:


Looking for Accommodation?

Participants are reminded to please arrange for their own accommodation near the venue during the conference.

There is accommodation available in Parramatta, an example of some places you may like to stay include:

There are two regularly timetabled bus routes (550 & 625) which operate between Parramatta Station and UTC along Pennant Hills Road (Cumberland Hwy).  Please click on the link provided in the following section for more details.


Travelling to United Theological College:

UTC is accessible by public transport.  Please click on this link for more information about travelling to the college via public transport.
A free visitor car park is also available on-site, as well as in the overflow car park in the paddock diagonally opposite the college’s driveway entrance.


More Information:

UTC Reception (Renee/Jenny) | | 02 8838 8914

Anthony Rees |


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