Public Forum on Just War

War Memorial Melville St Numurkah
In commemoration of the Anzac Centenary 1915-2015, the Shepparton Interfaith Network will conduct a Public Forum Harder Auditorium, Fryer St, Shepparton on Wednesday, 15 April at 7:30PM.

The term “Just War” properly applies to both the moral tradition on war, its justification and its limitations that have developed historically within Western Culture as a whole and to the Christian component of this larger tradition. Local historial Pat Crudden, well known for his work on Joseph Furphy, will give a presentation.

The question may well be asked, “Is the Just War tradition relevant today?” Responses to such a question might consider the Gallipoli and ANZAC context and stretch to include the context Australia finds itself in, today. Responders will come from Hinduism, Sikhism, Buddhism and from the Turkish community. The Imam from the Turkish Community Centre will address the importance of Gallipoli to Australia and Turkey.

The forum will be seeking responses to this presentation and having a Question and Answer Forum. As Australia today is both a Multi-cultural and Multi-faith nation, we will be asking the participating religious leaders from other traditions to join in responses to the presentation.

What: Public Forum: Is the Just War Relevant Today?

When: Wednesday, 15 April 2015 at 7:30PM

Where: Harder Auditorium, GOTAFE, Fryer St, Shepparton

Cost: Free – a light supper will be served

More information: Contact the Secretary, Chris Parnell, 5821 3483

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Numurkah Mob Monument

The Numurkah Mob: A monument commemorates 15 Numurkah soldiers who went to World War Two together. On the fall of Singapore, they were captured and served time in Changi Prison in Singapore. Many were forced to labour on the Burma Railroad. The soldier’s portraits and details are mounted on a symbolic rail line. The top photo shows the original memorial in Melville St, Numurkah.


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