Previous Prayer Breakfasts

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Photographs were taken at the 2017 Australian National Prayer Breakfast 

2018

The Guest Speaker was Dr Os Guinness, an intellectual and cultural commentator based in Washington DC.

Dr Guinness has substantial experience public policy relating to religious freedom, having co-authored public school curriculum “Living with our Deepest Differences” in the US and drafting the Global Charter of Conscience for the European Union Parliament.

2017

The Guest Speaker was Dr John Dickson, the founding director for the Centre of Public Christianity. Dr Dickson is a theologian and historian who has often appeared in the Australian media to discuss matters concerning Christianity. At the Breakfast Dr Dickson spoke about the role of Christianity in a secular society and how Christianity is ‘better and worse that you could ever imagine’. The 2017 Prayer Breakfast can be watched here.

Dr Dickson also spoke at the Welcome Service on Sunday the 15th of October and showcased a preview of the documentary For the Love of God.

2016 

There was no Prayer Breakfast due to the timing of the federal election.

2015

The Guest Speaker was Mr Michael Ramsden, international director for Ravi Zacharias International Ministries (RZIM) where he is involved in a number of initiatives to equip and train emerging leaders and evangelists throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

The Anglican Bishop to the Australian Defence Force spoke at the Welcome Service on Sunday the 13th of September and Rob Southerland, Army Chaplain spoke at the Seminar the following day.

2014

Our guest speaker was Dr Michael Spence, Vice-Chancellor and Principal of University of Sydney. The Welcome Service speaker was Archbishop Christopher Prowse and music was provided by Alphacrucis College.

2013  

There was no Prayer Breakfast due to a federal election falling at the same time.

2011

Our guest was Mrs Lulu Mitshabu, a Congolese refugee working for Caritas, whose work in supporting women and children in DRC is inspiring. The Welcome Service address was given by Vice Chief of the Defence Force, Lieutenant David Hurley. Music was provided by the Hillsong Worship Group.

2010  

There was no Prayer Breakfast due to a federal election falling at the same time.

2009

The guest speaker was Mrs Gemma Sisia, a young woman from the New England region of NSW, who has created hope, opportunity and education for her adopted community in Kenya at “The School of St Judes.” Bishop Stuart Robinson, newly ordained Anglican Bishop of Canberra and Goulburn gave a moving homily at the Welcome Service.

2008

Mama Maggie Gobram spoke about her work with the poor in Egypt, whilst at the Welcome Service Prof James Haire reflected on the peace process in Northern Ireland, and our need for patience.

2007

There was no Prayer Breakfast due to the uncertainty about the date of the Federal election.

2006

The Most Reverend Peter Jensen, Anglican Archbishop of Sydney address those gathered for the Welcome Service and the Breakfast Speaker was Mr Jonathan Aitken, formerly a British Cabinet Minister.

2005

Bishop Tom Frame, the  then Bishop to the Defence Force,  welcomed us to the Sunday evening Service and the Breakfast speaker was General George Sada from Iraq addressing the issue of the War Against Terror.

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