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We are living through an unprecedented time in history where global head-winds such as terrorism, climate change and cyber-security create fear and uncertainty at the grassroots level of our communities. Into this "perfect storm" the church, as the body of Christ, is called to bring faith, hope and love…but how? Join with other pastors and leaders in Brisbane as we consider a way forward at the Faith and Culture Forum.

Melinda Dwight, National Director of Alpha Australia, will lead the discussion and will be joined by Evert-Jan Ouweneel & Simon Smart who will give keynote addresses. There will also be time for round-table discussion as well as Q&A.

Evert-Jan Ouweneel is the Advisor for Public Engagement on Faith & Development with World Vision International. His role focuses on educating society on "faith literacy" and the importance of collaborating with religious leaders when building towards a more peaceful and prosperous world. Evert studied Sociology, Psychology and Philosophy. He has written over 50 articles in Dutch and English on a variety of Christian and secular topics.

Simon Smart is Executive Director of the Centre for Public Christianity. A former English and History teacher Simon has a Masters in Christian Studies from Regent College, Canada. He has years of experience writing and editing both academic curricula and popular books. He is the author of For God's Sake: An Atheist, a Jew, a Christian and a Muslim Debate Religion, and editor of A Spectator's Guide to Worldviews.