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STATEMENTS FROM THE SOUL – PANEL DISCUSSION Statements from the Soul is a new collection of essays by diverse religious leaders and thinkers, making the moral case for the Uluru Statement of the Heart and the upcoming Indigenous Voice referendum. Join some of the authors to explore their views on why the referendum on Indigenous constitutional recognition through an Indigenous Voice boils down to moral questions, about who we are as a country and whether Indigenous communities deserve to be heard in laws and policies about them. Moderated by Jon Faine, lawyer, broadcaster, writer and former host of ABC Radio Melbourne, the event include question-and-answer opportunities for attendees.  PANELLISTS Peter A. Comensoli is The Most Reverend is the Catholic Arch­bishop of Melbourne. Fiona Jose is the chief executive officer of Cape York Partnership. She is also a member of the National Museum of Australia Council and chair of their Indigenous Reference Group. Bhikkhu Sujato (or Bhante Sujato) is a Theravada Buddhist monk ordained in the Thai Forest Lineage of Ajahn Chah. A lead­ing scholar of early Buddhism, he has translated the entire corpus of early Buddhist discourses from Pali. He leads SuttaCentral, a project facilitating the study of Buddhist texts from comparative and historical perspectives. Shireen Morris is co-editor of the collection. She is Director of the Radical Centre Reform Lab and a senior lecturer at Macquarie Law School, Macquarie University. Her books include Radical Heart: Three Stories Make Us One, A Rightful Place: A Roadmap to Recognition and The Forgotten People: Liberal and Conservative Approaches to Recog­nising Indigenous Peoples. Tickets are free, but bookings are essential. Enquiries: Please note, parking is not available on college grounds. 

Date 21 Feb 2023

Location The Craig Auditorium, Gateway Building, Trinity College, 100 Royal Parade, Parkville VIC 3052 | Enter via the Tin Alley entrance