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VenueThe 2016 Exclusion and Embrace Conference will be held on 21-23 August 2016 at the Jasper Hotel, 489 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne, Australia.
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It is the last day of our three day conference and we began with two fantastic presentations from Professor Hans Reinders and Dr. Sam Kabue. Professor Hans Reinders is the Chair of Ethics at VU University, Amsterdam, Netherlands and he discussed with … Continue reading
I had a chat with Alison Cox during the conference, she works at the Uniting Church in Queensland. She told me about her story as a mother of a daughter with a disability and her ‘heart for those marginalised’. She’s … Continue reading
It has been an extremely insightful day two of the conference, with two fantastic keynote presentations from David Tacey and Re. Bill Gaventa this morning and Dr. Lorna Hallahan this afternoon. A number of elective sessions took place this morning with more … Continue reading
The launch of our Exclusion and Embrace Conference – Disability, Justice and Spirituality began on Sunday 21st August. We were eased into the conference with a reflective and mindfulness session – a fantastic way to start such a moving conference. … Continue reading
Andy Calder will be presenting at the Exclusion and Embrace Conference on Spirituality: who gives a toss? Andy is a Uniting Church in Australia minister, in the role of Disability Inclusion with the Synod of Victoria and Tasmania. He is … Continue reading
Dr Diana Cousens is the Former Vice-Chair of the Buddhist Council of Victoria. She’ll be presenting at the conference on ‘Checking Access – Raising Awareness’. A few years ago the Australian Buddhist community adopted a policy to assist people with a disability … Continue reading
Those of you who are attending the conference and are in wheelchairs please find below some useful information on the accessibility of public transport in Victoria. Public transport in Victoria is being made more accessible for people with disabilities in order to comply … Continue reading
Uncle John Baxter, a Narungga man from Point Pearce in South Australia, will offer the Acknowledgement of Country. Uncle John is also on the Council of Reconciliation Victoria. We look forward to John joining us during the conference.
Dr Nathan Grills, Mrs Natalie Tan and Ms Jubin Varghese will be presenting on ‘Promoting Church Inclusion of Intellectual Disability Across India’. Christian communities and churches in India have been slow to include people with disability and especially those with intellectual … Continue reading
The Melbourne International Film Festival begins 28th July. This is a fantastic event that everyone can be a part of. They are strongly committed to making the festival accessible for everyone with accessible parking, transport and specifications in venues. They will also … Continue reading