As a valued subscriber event, you’re invited to join The Weekend Australian's Editor Michelle Gunn and The Australian’s Foreign Editor Greg Sheridan for a thought-provoking discussion about Greg’s latest book, God is Good for You, and the relevance of Christianity in modern society.
Subtitled A Defence of Christianity in Troubled Times, Greg’s book is a topical exploration of the decline of Christianity in Australia and much of the West and the implications of this for Christians and wider society, where the faith that once underpinned our institutions and laws is no longer held by the majority. His analysis includes a series of fascinating interviews about religion with Tony Abbott, John Howard, Kim Beazley, Kevin Rudd, Peter Costello, Bill Shorten and Malcolm Turnbull.
Drawing on his vast experience as a journalist and intimate knowledge of the workings of political and state institutions both in Australia and overseas, Greg argues passionately, warmly and above all convincingly that despite its apparent decline, Christianity remains vital for our personal and social well-being.
Greg Sheridan, Foreign Editor, The Australian
Greg Sheridan, AO, The Australian's foreign editor, is one of Australia's most influential foreign affairs and national security commentators. He has been a journalist for 40 years, including stints in Washington, Beijing and Canberra. He has written seven books, mostly on Asia and international affairs. He has interviewed Prime Ministers, Presidents and cabinet ministers all over Asia, the United States, Europe and the Middle East and has an unrivalled set of international contacts. He was active in student politics at Sydney University in the turbulent days of the mid 1970s and began his full time journalistic career at the Bulletin magazine in 1979. Covering the Vietnamese refugee story led him into a life long love affair with Asia.
He joined The Australian in 1984 and has been foreign editor since 1992. In recent years he has also written extensively on cultural and religious issues. He appears regularly on television and radio and is a frequent speaker at Australian and regional conferences.
Michelle Gunn, Editor, The Weekend Australian
Having started her career at the paper, Michelle lives and breathes The Australian. She curates the newspaper daily and under her stewardship, The Weekend Australian has been awarded PANPA Weekend Paper of the Year three times since 2014 and has recently been named the 2018 News Brand of The Year.
Thursday 8 November, 6pm
Sydney, Holt St
$25pp including drinks and canapés
Tickets are non-refundable