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Safer Churches Conference 2019

The 9th biennial Safer Churches Conference

Transforming Cultures

Listening, Reflecting, Acting

17 and 18 September 2019 at the Mecure Hotel Brisbane. 

This is the first conference held by the National Council of Churches in Australia (NCCA) Safe Church Program since the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse recommendations were released in December 2017.

The theme for the conference, "Transforming Cultures: Listening, Reflecting, Acting" will provide the framework across the two-day event.

The conference will focus on ensuring Australian churches are informed by key leaders, who are experts in this area in Australia. Information will be delivered on the implementation of the recommendations as well as the very important process of cultural change, both in our churches and religious organisations. In addition, there will be opportunities for open, facilitated conversations, with a strong emphasis on promoting deep, cultural changes for the whole church.

The key themes explored during the conference will include:

  • exploring the churches' obligation to the vulnerable, particularly those with disabilities and the elderly
  • being inclusive of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse and Indigenous groups within our community
  • listening to the voices of children and survivors, and understanding 'Trauma Informed Practice' and the complexities of spiritual abuse
  • creating a culture of child safety throughout our Christian organisations. 

For more information and to register go to www.transformingcultures.net  or click on the image below.