ANZATS 2021 Conference – Theological Ethics

Monday July 5 – Wednesday July 7
Online/Blended Conference

ANZATS 2021 has now concluded. Many thanks to all our presenters and delegates. Information about ANZATS 2022 – Future Theology (3-6 July 2022, Sydney, Australia) can be found here.

Welcome from Dr Michael O’Neil, Chair, ANZATS 2021 Organising Committee


Resources for Delegates

The theme for the ANZATS 2021 Conference is Theological Ethics and we are pleased to welcome Professor Brian Brock (University of Aberdeen) and Dr Megan Best (Institute for Ethics and Society, University of Notre Dame, Australia) as our plenary speakers this year.

What an opportune—and sobering—time to address this theme: a global pandemic with distressing impact, growing tensions between countries and in the international order, polarisation in national communities, ecological degradation and concern, a decline in political discourse and democratic civility, a rise in totalitarian tendencies, continuing discrimination in many forms; the list goes on. We pray that our Conference this year will be an opportunity to reflect deeply about the way our theological commitments inform Christian moral reflection and response in the face of a world of opportunity and pain.

We also have a wide range of papers on more general topics in our many elective stream sessions. We are sure that you will find much food for thought, engaging conversation, and theological richness as you join us for our Conference this year.

You are probably aware that this year’s Conference will be conducted entirely online, due to uncertainty around travel and gatherings. As a result, all Conference presentations will be pre-recorded and made available for viewing by Conference delegates prior to the Conference on Vimeo. Registered delegates are free to watch as many presentations as they wish, but especially those sessions they plan to participate in.

Conference Schedule

During the Conference, all Conference sessions will be devoted to interactive discussion around the ideas of each paper. No actual presentations will be given during the Conference sessions.

Session Western Australia Central
Eastern Australia New Zealand
1 9-10am 10:30-11:30am 11am-12pm 1-2pm
2 10-11am 11:30am -12:30pm 12-1pm 2-3pm
3 2-3pm 3:30-4:30pm 4-5pm 6-7pm

Stream Abstracts

Conference Registration

REGISTER NOW for the 2021 ANZATS Conference at:

The ANZATS 2021 Conference registration fee is $60 (+ processing fee).  The registration fee was able to be reduced due to the reduction in overheads associated with an online event and also to encourage attendance from across Australia and New Zealand.


Queries and further information: Please contact Michael O’Neil

Key Dates ANZATS Conference 2021

Conference Documents and Resources