Café of Dangerous Ideas

The Café of Dangerous Ideas is designed to do two things: for those of us who are Christians of any persuasion – it is designed to make us ask how our faith impacts on the modern world. For those of us do not share that faith, it is designed to ask how does your morality impact on the decisions you make about various issues in our world today.

The Café of Dangerous Ideas gives you the chance to actively engage your faith and to make connections with others in the community who want to learn and discuss. We welcome you whatever your beliefs and understandings.

We usually meet on the last Friday of the month at the Sycamore Tree Café at 185 Burgundy Street Heidelberg from 7.30 – 9.30pm. A delicious supper is also provided.

Program for 2024

  • 23 February: ‘What’s it Like to Participate in a Shamanic Rite of Passage?’
  • 15 March: ‘Bushfires and Climate Change in Australia’
  • 26 April: ‘Building Better Outcomes for Ex-Prisoners’
  • 31 May: ‘Forward Steps for First Nations Recognition’
  • 28 June: ‘Queer Spirituality’
  • 26 July: ‘Legalisation of Drugs in Victoria’
  • 30 August: ‘Examining the Anti-Gay Conversion Laws’
  • 20 September: ‘Palestinian Rights’
  • 25 October: ‘Death and Funerals’
  • 29 November: ‘Why do Queer People Hang Around Religious Spaces?’

Check out the Café of Dangerous Ideas Facebook site for up-to-date information.

To get a taste of what the Café of Dangerous Ideas can offer, have a listen to this short but fascinating interview by Imogen Wait with Café Manager, David Landis-Morse.