2016 Media Releases
Talks@Willoughby presents Hugh Mackay speaking about his book ‘Beyond Belief: How we find meaning, with or without religion’
06 June 2016
12.30pm, Monday 11 July
Chatswood Library on The Concourse
Lower Ground, 409 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood
Hugh Mackay, one of Australia’s most respected authors, returns to Chatswood Library on The Concourse to speak about his new book, Beyond Belief: How we find meaning, with or without religion this June.
At a time when around two thirds of Australians still identify as Christian (but fewer than one in ten attend church weekly) Hugh tackles one of the biggest questions about contemporary Australia: how do we find our sense of meaning and purpose when religious faith and practice are in such sharp decline?
Drawing on research that suggests our quest for a meaningful life depends on believing in something 'greater than ourselves', Hugh explores what that 'something' might be for today's Australians.
Hugh Mackay is a social researcher and the author of 17 books - 11 in the field of social analysis and ethics, and six novels. Hugh is a Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society and has been awarded honorary doctorates by Charles Sturt, Macquarie, New South Wales and Western Sydney universities. In 2015, he was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia.
Lindfield Bookshop will provide copies of the book for sale and signing on the day.
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