Sunday, August 14, 2011

The Problem of Pain

We have all experienced grief, suffering and pain both physical and emotional. We all know there is gross injustice in the world. We have all wondered how God can allow natural disasters, or let 'bad' things happen to 'good' people.

Therefore, the Orthodox Christian fellowships of UNSW and USYD have asked a group of speakers to answer our questions and to share their experiences and opinions.

The name of the forum is:

THE PROBLEM OF PAIN: Making Sense of Human Suffering

Our speakers include:

Fr Dr Dimitri Kokkinos is a priest and neurologist who has examined the issue of suffering throughout his life, and experienced its effects in both parishioners and patients.

Fr Nicholas Stavropoulos is our second priest, and the CEO of St Basil's Homes, examining the suffering particular to the field of aged care.

Anastasia Chrisos is a social worker at Saint George hospital who, rehabilitates and helps people work through their pain.

Pan Tsomis is a forensic psychologist, dealing with both people who cause pain, and the aftermath of trauma with patients.

All four of our speakers have experienced first-hand the issues we are raising in this forum, both in their professional and spiritual lives. We know their experiences will be beneficial to questions about pain and suffering.

WHERE:The forum will be held in the Scientia building, Ronald Lu room, UNSW Kensington Campus.

WHEN: September 1st 2011

TIME:  6:30-9pm

Refreshments will be provided.

We look forward to seeing you and hearing your questions.

Please invite your friends and get the word out about this forum!

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