Catholic Mission’s sixth biennial Mission: One Heart Many Voices conference returns for a face-to-face event in Sydney next week.
This gathering, taking place a year after Australia’s Plenary Council, offers a unique space for encounters and reflection on the discerned concerns and themes of the Plenary Council and this year’s global Synod of Bishops.
The conference, from May 3-5, will focus on themes such as truth-telling, reconciliation, encounters on the margins, inclusion, governance, and synodality, providing both professional and personal development opportunities for participants.
“The Mission: One Heart Many Voices conference is an opportunity since the final session of the Plenary Council to come together and reflect on Mission and how the local Church will respond to the challenges of the present day,” Catholic Mission national director Fr Brian Lucas said.
He quoted Pope Francis, who said that Catholics taking part in the synodal path should strive to “become experts in the art of encounter”, an essential part of the conference focusing on encountering and listening to each other.
Keynote presenters include director of From the Heart, Dean Parkin, Sandhurst Bishop Shane Mackinlay and the Australian Ambassador to the Holy See, Chiara Porro.
Alongside these presentations, the conference will host facilitated listening, dialogue, discernment, deciding, and acting sessions, culminating in a special presentation on “Why Mission? Why Synodality? Why Truth Telling? Why Reconciliation?”.
Registrations are still open. Details 2023.mohmv.com.au.