‘Statements from the Soul’ is a new collection of essays from diverse religious leaders and thinkers advocating the moral case for the Uluru Statement from the Heart and for a First Nations voice to be enshrined in the Australian Constitution.

Moderated by prominent journalist Patricia Karvelas, presenter of ABC's RN Breakfast, the ‘Statements from the Soul’ panel discussion will feature some of the contributors on why a First Nations voice to parliament is necessary not only legally and politically, but also morally. There will be an opportunity for discussion.


  • The Most Reverend Peter A Comensoli, Catholic Arch­bishop of Melbourne
  • Fiona Jose, Chief Executive Officer of Cape York Partnership, Member of the National Museum of Australia Council and Chair of their Indigenous Reference Group
  • Bhikkhu Sujato—or Bhante Sujato—Theravada Buddhist monk ordained in the Thai Forest Lineage of Ajahn Chah and a lead­ing scholar of early Buddhism
  • Shireen Morris, Co-editor of the collection, Director of the Radical Centre Reform Lab and a Senior Lecturer at Macquarie Law School, Macquarie University.

Time: 6.30pm start, drinks and canapes to follow.

Tickets are free, but bookings are essential.

For all enquiries, email events@trinity.unimelb.edu.au.

Event Date

Tuesday 21 February 2023


The Craig Auditorium, Gateway Building, Trinity College, 100 Royal Parade, Parkville

Please note, parking is not available on college grounds.