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Tue, 05 Apr



Hugh MacKay: The Kindness Revolution

Revolutions never start at the top. Join Hugh Mackay and ask yourself the question, what if we dare to dream of a more loving country? Part of the Critical Thinking and Ethics 2022 program collection

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Hugh MacKay: The Kindness Revolution
Hugh MacKay: The Kindness Revolution

Time & Location

05 Apr 2022, 6:30 pm

Stanmore, 200 Stanmore Rd, Stanmore NSW 2048, Australia

About The Event

2020 was ravaged by bushfires and a worldwide pandemic, taking a toll on both our mental and emotional health and the economy. Hugh Mackay reflects on the challenges we faced during that year of upheaval and the questions many of us have asked ourselves: What really matters to me? Am I living the kind of life I want? What sort of society do we want to become?

Mackay urges us not to let those questions go, and points to our inspiring displays of kindness and consideration, the sacrifices we’ve made for the common good, and our heightened appreciation of the value of local neighbourhoods and communities during the pandemic. In response, he asks: ‘Could we become renowned as a loving country, rather than simply a “lucky” one?’

Hugh Mackay AO is a social psychologist and researcher, and the bestselling author of 22 books, including eight novels. His latest book, The Kindness Revolution, was published in 2021.

This event is part of the 2022 Critical Thinking and Ethics program at Newington College. 

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