Recently returned from a meeting in France of Pax Christi International, Caesar D’Mello will talk on how Church and other networks are questioning the effectiveness of ‘just war’ thinking, and are reconsidering non-violent methods for promoting human rights, social change, and sustainable peace.
Thursday 21 June 7:30-9pm
Yarra Theological Union Study Centre
Via 34 Bedford Street Box Hill
Street parking available
Entry by donation. Refreshments available afterwards.
Caesar D’Mello is a Consultant on ‘development’, peace, and conflict concerns, and the impact of mass tourism and climate change on the Global South. As director of the Ecumenical Coalition On Tourism (ECOT) from 2007-2012, a worldwide ministry of churches from the Global South, Caesar operated from Thailand. Prior to this, he was director of Christian World Service (CWS), National Council of Churches in Australia, after having worked in various capacities at this agency. Caesar is associated with a number of groups, including Religions for Peace (formerly World Conference on Religion & Peace), the Asia-Pacific Assembly of the YMCAs (APAY), and the Palestine Alternative Tourism Group.
He has spoken and written widely, including editing Deconstructing Tourism: Who Benefits? A Theological Reading from the Global South(2014). His earlier appointments included Education Officer at the Australian Commission for Justice & Peace, and Program Director at the Manila-based Radio Veritas Asia of the Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences.