To connect with the community’s youth and help shed some light on moral social issues from the Christian perspective, the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia is hosting a series of Youth Conferences across Australia for people between the ages of 15 and 30.
The first will take place in the District of Melbourne this month, focusing on ‘CHANGE – How we navigate our way through a diverse world’, with Archbishop Makarios of Australia one of the presenters.
Organised by young people to explore questions put forward by them, the conference will delve into everything from abortion, euthanasia, and climate change, to the family unit, as well as safe use of social media.
“How do we navigate our way through complex ideas and beliefs, with Our Lord as the compass point? Which choices are of benefit to our eternal life and salvation? Ethical decisions around life and death; our relationship with the natural environment; how do we live in a society in unity and love when there is so much destruction and division around us? These are the questions we hope to address in the Youth Conference,” explains Bishop Ezekiel.
Archbishop Makarios will draw on his studies in bioethics, delving into ethical dilemmas such as abortion and euthanasia, as well as other scientific advances.