The POLITICS of DECENCY:
A T A L K B Y W I N T O N H I G G I N S
Thursday April 27 • 12:30–2pm • St Andrew’s on The Terrace
A tide of xenophobia, misogyny, prejudice and callousness towards ‘the Other’ is rising
This is the politics of indecency, so how do we create a sea wall that will turn it back?
How do we respond forcefully with a politics of decency?
What sort of communities and civil society do we want to build?
How can we flourish as humans, living in harmony
with each other and with nature?
Winton Higgins has been a Buddhist practitioner since 1987, and a teacher
of insight meditation since 1995. He has contributed to the development of a
secular Buddhism internationally, and is a senior teacher for Sydney Insight
Meditators and Secular Buddhism in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Born in 1941, Winton was an academic with a wide range of intellectual
interests, three of which came to dominate: social democratic theory and
practice, especially the Swedish experience 1928–76; genocide studies, with
special reference to the Holocaust; and standardisation.
His most recent book is the novel Rule of Law. His website is at
www.wintonhiggins.org and much of his dharma writing can be found at
This meeting has been organised by the St. Andrews Trust for the Study of Religion and Society
and One Mindful Breath, a secular dharma practice community
Human Flourishing Seminar
The 2017 St Andrews Trust for the Study of Religion and Society (SATRS) / Public Good Conference,at St Andrews on the Terrace, Wellington, New Zealand
Friday 5 May: 7.00–8.30pm (tea and coffee from 6.30pm)
Saturday 6 May: 9.30am– 3.30pm (Registration from 9.00am)
Friday: Koha entry.
Saturday: suggested registration $30 waged / $20 unwaged / $10 under 25 or student. (Lunch included).
To register for the conference
By cash or cheque at the St Andrew’s Office,
or by direct debit to SATRS KiwiBank Account 389012 0627557-00
or online booking at http://bit.ly/humanflourishingNZ2017
For more information and/or a copy of the programme and registration form visit the SATRS website at www.satrs.org.nz
SATRS Human Flourishing Seminar Friday evening May 5th and Saturday May 6th at St Andrews.
Help needed for the tea table on Friday evening at 6.30pm and morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea on Saturday.
If you are free and able to give a hand for one or more of these please contact Pam Fuller firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 475 8240.