09:30 - 23:59
Rubicon is a yearly gathering to intentionally collaborate and explore ideas about how faith can be expressed within our cultural context. Rubicon is taking place on October 20th, 2018 featuring Scot McNight. Scot McKnight is an American New Testament scholar, historian of early Christianity, theologian, and author who has written widely on the historical Jesus, early Christianity and Christian living. He is currently Professor of New Testament at Northern Baptist Theological Seminary in Illinois. McKnight is an ordained Anglican and author of over fifty books, including A Community Called Atonement, The King Jesus Gospel and The Jesus Creed. Jarrod McKenna is the co-founder of First Home Project, a community welcoming, housing and “giving a hand up not a hand-out” to recently arrived refugees, is the Teaching Pastor at Cornerstone Church in Perth, was a part of initiating the #LoveMakesAWay movement, and is a peace award winning nonviolent social change trainer, working primarily in the Middle East and Eastern Europe when not at home. Marie Collins is an international clergy sexual abuse survivor supporter and child protection advocate. She was a member of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors but resigned in March 2017 due to her frustration with the resistance to change in the Vatican curia and their lack of cooperation with the Commission. Noeline Blackwell is a human rights lawyer and Chief Executive of the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre. She has previously worked as the Director of FLAC, the Free Legal Advice Centres and as a solicitor in private practice. She is a member of the Commission on the Future of Policing. She has been a member of a number of NGO boards and of a statutory board. She currently sits on the boards of the Immigrant Council of Ireland and Front Line Defenders. Ruth Garvey-Williams is editor of Vox Magazine who recently completely a massive piece of research on gender and equality in the Irish Church context. We look forward to hearing her conclusions and recommendations based on what she has learned about the Church's theory and practice. Ally McGeever is the Young Women's Engagement and Development Officer for YWCA Ireland where she creates engaging and empowering events that equip young women to lead positive change in Ireland. She recently pioneered a discussion night on "#MeToo and the Church" which was a crucial addition to the national conversation. FeliSpeaks (aka Felicia Olusanya) is a young Nigerian-Irish spoken word performance artist and writer who is fast becoming one of the most exciting and in demand poets in Ireland, her mind set on changing the face of the art form in Ireland. Rubicon will also feature many, soon to be announced, additional guests from the spheres of media, sports, politics, arts and entertainment, business, the social sector and the church. Please Note: From Oct 13th, refunds for tickets will no longer be available.