CCJV | LAUNCH | Gesher 2016 | by The Hon Linda Dessau OAM, Governor of Victoria | Wednesday 23 November 2016 | 7pm

[Edited extract from public address]

Appreciating each other’s distinctive beliefs and practices while sharing common ground.

About Gesher
Gesher is the annual journal of the Council of Christians and Jews Victoria. It promotes the aims of the Council which are to educate Christians and Jews to appreciate each other’s distinctive beliefs and practices and their common ground; to promote the study of and research into the historical, political, economic, social, religious and racial causes of conflicts between people of different creeds and colour; and to promote, for the benefit of the community, education in those fundamental ethical teachings common to Christianity and Judaism which relate to respect and understanding between people of different creeds.

About the Speaker:
On 1 July 2015, the Honourable Linda Dessau AM was sworn in as Victoria’s 29th Governor, the first female in the role. Governor Dessau was born in Melbourne in 1953, and was educated at St Catherine’s Girls’ School, matriculating in 1969, before attending the University of Melbourne, where she gained the degree of LLB (Hons).

In 2010, the Governor was made a Member of the Order of Australia for services to family law and the community. The Governor and her husband, His Honour Judge Anthony Howard, have two sons, both of whom completed Bachelors of Laws and Arts at Monash University.

Location: Madeleine Centre, Genazzano College, 301 Cotham Rd, Kew

Cost: $10 (proceeds to CCJ Vic).

Considerations: Afterwards a kosher supper will be served when a free copy of Gesher will be available.

Bookings: Please advise the CCJ office if you are attending

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Email: ccjvic@bigpond.net.au