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Salient. Victoria University of Wellington Students' Newspaper. Volume 31, No. 25. October 8, 1968

Conference on Man

Conference on Man

Facers: a Conference on Man" is to be organised by religious clubs over Christmas.

It Is to be held at Paerata, near Auckland, from Saturday, 28 December, to Friday, 3 January.

Discussion will be about the crisis, turbulence and anxiety about the scientific, religious, political and sociological facets of man.

The purpose of the conference Is "to relate more effectively to the fast-changing environment which is endangering world stability through man's failure to understand and thus control the disturbances which a technological revolution and a humanistic reaction brings to life and custom", according to a club notice.

Speakers include Professor James Flynn, of Otago University, who will discuss the current crisis for democratic governments; Father Ian Sanders, of Dunedin, and Mr Don Glenny, of Christchurch, who will conduct a Protestant-Catholic dialogue.

A series of working groups will Investigate such contemporary problems as education, power and responsibilities In the universities, the churches and social change, the mass media, the realities of underdevelopment and poverty, conscientious objection and effective forms of active protest.

Studies in creativity (architecture, music, poetry, visual art, photography, drama and dance) will be guided by competent artists.

The conference is being organised by a committee comprising representatives of New Zealand Student Christian Movement, New Zealand University Catholic Society, and Interested others.

A reading list and some preparatory material are being compiled end these will be distributed as enrolments are received.

Registration forms are available from Stud. Ass. office.