The Melbourne Catholic Lawyers' Association is sounding the alarm on the continuing threat to religious liberty in Australia. The rise of uncompromising secularism aims to exclude faith from the public domain.

We're proud to host the distinguished Helen Alvaré, recognised as one of the foremost Catholic scholars and public intellectuals in the US today.

Helen is the current Robert A. Levy Endowed Chair in Law and Liberty at the Scalia Law School at George Mason University where she teaches Family Law, Law and Religion, and Property Law. Over the last two decades, she has held numerous appointments to significant Vatican and US Church entities, including the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life, the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, Catholic Relief Services and as consultant to the Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the United Nations on matters concerning women and the family.

Helen has published many books and scholarly articles in news outlets such as the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Huffington Post, the Weekly Standard, and the Washington Examiner.

Renowned for her fearless advocacy and intellectual prowess, Helen brings unparalleled insight into this crucial issue.

Don't miss this rare opportunity to hear from one of America's foremost Catholic scholars, right here in Melbourne!

Helen will be introduced by William Newland from the Victorian Bar.

Details are as follows:

Date and time: 6pm on Wednesday, 14 August 2024

Venue: The Athenaeum Club, 87 Collins Street, Melbourne

Cost: $180 includes canapes, 2-course dinner and drinks

RSVP: by COB Thursday, 8 August 2024

To book click on this link.