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War and faith

What do we believe in when we go to war?
With ANZAC Day coming up, join our panel to reflect on the meaning and consequences of war through a range of religious perspectives.

Event details
Date and time:
Wednesday 17 April, 6-7.30pm
Venue: SSB Lecture Theatre 200
Social Sciences Building
The University of Sydney (Camperdown/Darlington campus)
Entry: free and open to all with online registrations required.

The 20th century was punctuated by many wars, with tragic consequences and varying degrees of transformation for nations, civilians and those who served. War often challenges religions and forces followers to reconcile their belief and commitment to their chosen faith.  

When armed conflict arises and troubling times become the norm, do religions discard peace, even when pacifist ideals are more prominent? Can war in modern times ever be justified on the basis of religious faith? How does faith heal war-torn societies, and how does war shatter faith?

With ANZAC Day looming this expert panel will examine wars in the first half of the 20th century through a range of different religious lenses, and reflect on the meaning and evolution of belief and faith during war and its aftermath.

Event information

This event is free and open to all but online registration is essential.

Simply click the 'Register now' button or follow this link.

Entry to ticket holders will be prioritised and given on a first-in, best-dressed basis until the room reaches capacity. If an event is full, this may result in standing room or delayed admittance until an appropriate time.

We recommend early arrival to allow time for finding the venue and securing a seat to the event. Doors open 30 minutes before the advertised start time. 

If you could not register but would like to attend, you are welcome to join a stand-by queue on the night as seats may become available due to late cancellations. Please note, this is not guaranteed so you come at risk of non-admittance.

This venue provides wheelchair access, hearing loop and infrared hearing system.

Access requirements

If you have other access requirements or want more information, get in touch with us on 9351 2943 or email with 'Access | Apr XX - War' in the subject line at the earliest opportunity to allow us time to organise for any additional services in time for the event.

This event takes place at XXX, which is on the X floor of X Building (corner of Abercrombie Street and Codrington Street, Darlington).

There will be directional signage on the day leading to the theatre. You may also refer to the map on this page. 

By train

Redfern Station is the closest train station. It is a 10-minute walk to the venue, enter via Abercrombie Street. Please check Transport NSW for train updates and schedules. 

By bus

The closest stop is at City Road (before Butlin Avenue). It is a five-minute walk to the venue. Use the campus map to locate the bus stop. 

While there is some street parking available on Abercrombie Street, Codrington Street, Butlin Avenue and Wilson Street (near Carriageworks), there is no dedicated parking at this venue and spaces are limited so we suggest using public transport whenever possible.

Use the University Campus Maps tool to find out more details about parking and access areas: search using 'Abercrombie' to locate the building.

Lead image: XXX

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