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An ISCAST Excursion

Forests, Bushfires and Christian Theology: A Wicked Problem

Date: Saturday 25 July 2009
Details: We will meet at 9:30am at Fernshaw at the foot of Black Spur, (11km past Healesville along the Maroondah Highway) for billy tea and a yarn. Lunch and dinner will be provided by local providers. We will aim to finish at Butters Café of Buxton at about 9:00pm. The cost for the day will be $50.00. Bring good walking shoes, wet weather gear and an open mind.

The fires in Victoria’s Central Highlands rocked us all. So many lives were lost, homes destroyed, so much forest was burned. Royal Commissions and enquiries will explore what happened and what changes we will need to make if we are to live with forests and fire in the future.

Does Christian theology have anything to say on the subject? Rather than discuss this in the comfort of our homes we will visit some of the places burned, talk with people who have been affected and be exposed to some of the issues at stake.

The answers are not simple. Indeed there is probably no one right answer and the problem is truly wicked.

Contact: 03 9535 7045 or admin@iscast.org

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