Around the Kitchen Table with Pope Francis – a voice and a place for the poor, the 2021 John Wallis Memorial Lecture, was delivered by Dr Wayne Tinsey on Wednesday 27 October via Zoom from Melbourne to a live audience of more than 60 people at the Don Bosco Creative Arts Centre, Guilford Young College, Glenorchy (Hobart) and live-streamed to an international audience.

Pope Francis dining with marginalised and homeless people in Rome. Dr Wayne Tinsey (centre photo) and Father John Wallis (right) a great champion of those on the margins of society and the inspiration for our annual Memorial Lectures.

Dr Wayne Tinsey is the Global Ambassador for Edmund Rice Education Beyond Borders. Wayne has a long time commitment to helping educational leaders and young people experience and understand the lives of those who are marginalized, and for whom life is a heavy burden.
Wayne spoke of stories of his time in both India and Peru and challenged us to take our inspiration from Jesus, Pope Francis and all who have committed their lives to the struggle for justice.
“If we wish to sit with Francis at the table for the poor, we must commit and recommit ourselves to fight for their right to be there” Wayne said. We were all challenged to look at our own commitment to the marginalised, and how to practically be in solidarity with those who are voiceless.
Thank you to Wayne for his inspiring address, and to the Hobart John Wallis group of Highways and Byways for their wonderful execution of the evening.

THE VIDEO CAN BE VIEWED HERE

Further details of the evening can be accessed through the website of Hobart Branch member Penny Edman
GRACIOUS GENEROSITY

Images below: Attendees at the lecture enjoying some book browsing and the wonderful supper provided by the Hobart Branch members.