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Executive Director, Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture at Charles Sturt University & Assistant Bishop, Anglican Diocese of Canberra and Goulburn

Stephen Pickard

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The Right Rev’d Professor Stephen Pickard is the Executive Director of the Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture at Charles Sturt University and Assistant Bishop for the Anglican Diocese of Canberra and Goulburn.

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Who’s In? Who’s Out?

“To cherish and strive for a Church that welcomes all shades of faith and keeps the sacramental table open for all – the proud, the foolish, the misguided and the over-zealous – takes courage, tenacity and perseverance. In a fractious and divided world; in a time of great uncertainty beset by a pandemic and ‘alternative facts’, the Church of God needs to return to the Jesus of the Gospels,” says The Right Rev’d Professor Stephen Pickard

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Is religion the cause of violence?

“The problem is that in a highly secular culture religious ritual has been largely banished from the public space and the nation-state has assumed the mantle of the manager of violence,” says St Francis College Scholar in Residence The Right Rev’d Professor Stephen Pickard, who will be giving the 2021 Felix Arnott Lecture, which will be held online this year