Faith Discussion Day

Sunday 16 July
Rendezvous Grand Hotel
328 Flinders Street, Melbourne
9.30 for 10.00am start

Take this opportunity to come together with interested Templers and others to discuss matters of communal and individual faith, with a focus on considering whether a humanist Christianity is possible and, if so, what it might look like in relation to the Temple Society.

“In the Gospel of John, (retired American Bishop of the Episcopal Church, John Shelby) Spong finds a humanist Christianity that does not require belief in Jesus as God, but as a man with a radically inclusive message of love for humanity.” Spong’s Christian Humanism – ABC Radio National’s The Spirit of Things (presented by Dr Rachael Kohn) of 12 August, 2012

As a stimulus for discussion, Mark Herrmann’s articles ‘Temple Society – religious environment’ will be used. Copies of these and other source material will be provided prior to the day.

Conversations will focus on:

  • Defining Humanism and its values
  • Defining Templer Christianity and our values
  • Considering similarities and differences

The main aim of the day is to allow flowing and unfettered discussion of what we, as individuals and collectively in community, believe (in) and value, helping all participants to grow in understanding of their personal faith.


Cost: $20 (the TSA is subsidising this event)

Lunch, morning and afternoon tea provided

Bookings, advising of any dietary requirements, must be made by Friday, July 7 at the latest.

For more information and to book, contact the TSA Office on (03) 9557 6713 or email