BYRON WRITERS FESTIVAL: Author and social researcher Hugh Mackay
BYRON WRITERS FESTIVAL: Author and social researcher Hugh Mackay Alan Benson

Searching for meaning in Byron Bay with Hugh Mackay

Byron locals will have the chance to hear from one of Australia's most widely respected authors, social researcher Hugh Mackay at 6pm next Wednesday June 1 at the Byron Theatre, 69 Jonson St, Byron Bay.

Presented by the Byron Writers Festival Mackay will talk about his new book, Beyond Belief: How we find meaning, with or without religion.

At a time when around two-thirds of us say we believe in God or some 'higher power' but fewer than one in ten Australians attend church weekly, Mackay tackles one of the big questions about contemporary Australia: how do we find our sense of meaning and purpose when religious faith and practice are in such sharp decline?

And why are enrolments at church schools skyrocketing.

He draws on research suggesting that our quest for a meaningful life depends on believing in something "greater than ourselves' and explores what that 'something' might be for today's Australians.

There will be an opportunity to purchase his new book and have it signed.

Cost is $25 Adults, $18 Under 30's and $15 Members.

Tickets www.byronwritersfestival.com


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