Dr Meredith Lake answers questions from ADM CEO, Dr Kate Harrison Brennan and questions from the audience at the 2018 ADM Annual Public Lecture.
Beautiful lies? History, religion and our common life
In an era of fake news, echo chambers and tribal politics, the stories we tell ourselves have enormous power. Some diminish our sympathies and deepen divides. What kinds of stories help enrich our common life? Is it possible to transcend the culture war around religion in society? How does history help us re-imagine Australia now?
DR MEREDITH LAKE
Dr Meredith Lake is an award-winning historian interested in the social and cultural aspects of religion. She is an Honorary Associate of the Department of History, University of Sydney. In 2017 Meredith was an ADM Senior Research Fellow, during which time she completed her most recent book, The Bible in Australia: a cultural history (NewSouth Publishing, 2018). Read more about Meredith at meredithlake.com
Date: Thursday 8 November, 2018
Location: St Andrew’s Cathedral, Corner of George & Bathurst Streets, Sydney NSW 2000