Being Faithful in a Secular and Politicized Workplace - breakfast and talk by Mark Sneddon – Tuesday 30 July

Christians and members of other groups are increasingly being pressed at work to adopt an official line favoured by their employers on moral and political issues previously left to the conscience of the individual. Such employers may be government agencies, law firms, corporates or institutions.

Mark Sneddon, an expert on religious liberty issues, will discuss:

• what protections already exist for employees, in legislation and codes of conduct; and
• practical strategies for upholding your integrity while maintaining good relationships with management, colleagues and clients.

Mark will also chat with Angus Monro, founder of the Faith Network for employees of a major Australian bank. Angus will share learnings from his attempts to build up a workplace culture where employees of faith can bring their whole selves to work.

About our speaker

Mark Sneddon is a Christian and an eminent commercial lawyer, whose career has included roles as a partner at Clayton Utz and as Crown Counsel Advising the Victorian Government.

Mark also leads the Institute for Civil Society think tank. The ICS aims to promote respect for the institutions of civil society, such as clubs, schools and charities, and to promote a sensible and civil discussion about how to balance competing rights and freedoms in Australian society.

Our speaker will be introduced by Tony Macken, Principal of the Melbourne-based national, industrial and employment law practice, AJ Macken & Co.

Here are the details of the breakfast:

When: Tuesday 30 July
Where: 7.30am at the Essoign Club, Level 1, 205 William Street
Cost: $35 for a hot breakfast, $10 for law students
Payment is due by Wednesday 24 July - to book please click on this link.

This event is sponsored by the Catholic Development Fund.

First Friday gatherings

Join us for Mass and breakfast before work on the first Friday of each month.

Our next gathering will take place on Friday 2 August - here are the details:

Time: 7.30am Mass
Church: St Francis' Church, corner of Lonsdale & Elizabeth Streets, CBD.
Meeting point: outside the main door of the church after Mass.

Or, if you are running late, just meet us at the Michelangelo cafe for coffee or breakfast (sometimes upstairs) - 215 Queen Street, between Lonsdale Street and Little Bourke.

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