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Faith in the public square

22 min | Presented by Monica Doumit

This presentation discusses the difficulty of speaking publicly about the Catholic faith, especially when we sense that politicians and the media are indifferent or hostile to religious belief, especially Catholicism. How can we engage positively about our faith, particularly the ‘hot button’ issues, in the public square? Dare we hope that the so-called "culture wars" can even be a moment for evangelisation?
Monica is the Director of Public Affairs and Engagement for the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney, engaging in policy and communications for issues such as abortion, euthanasia, marriage and religious freedom. She is an adjunct senior lecturer in law at the University of Notre Dame Australia, a regular columnist for the Catholic Weekly and was the communications director and spokeswoman for the Coalition for Marriage during the 2017 marriage plebiscite. Monica has worked as a corporate lawyer, and holds degrees in law and medical science, a diploma in finance and a masters in bioethics.
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