Sunday 22 April – Pilgrimage: A Conversation about Sacred Places and Sacred Journeys

The Council of Christians and Jews (Vic) Inc.

Receiver of Victorian Multicultural Commission Award for Excellence 2017

A conversation about Sacred Places and Sacred Journeys
(Jerusalem, Mecca & Santiago de Compostela)
Chaired by Mark Walsh

Sam Tatarka is the Immediate Past President of Zionism Victoria which is the roof body of 54 communal Jewish organisations that consider Israel and Zionism central to their activities. Sam is also Chairman of Beth Weizmann Jewish Community Centre.  Sam is a graduate of Melbourne’s orthodox Jewish day school Yeshivah College, having been born and raised in Melbourne.

Margaret Caffyn (nee Stott) was born in Melbourne, Australia. Her childhood was an adventure in itself, living in suburbia during the week and spending every weekend and school holidays at the family’s sheep farm on Phillip Island. Maggie was christened, confirmed and educated in the Church of England. Most people have a huge party when they turn 60 but Maggie took off and walked the Camino de Santiago, an 890 km trek from France to Santiago de Compostela in north western Spain. Although now of no religion to speak of, she experienced something quite unexplainable and ethereal on this adventure. It changed her life dramatically and has led to some surprising opportunities. Maggie published the book Walking Back Home: Finding Clarity on the Camino in 2017.

Mark Walsh has worked in Catholic Education for 30 years. He has a deep interest in Interfaith Dialogue, Pilgrimage and Scripture. In the past four years he has spent time living in Jerusalem and has walked three pilgrimages: the Camino de Santiago de Compostela through Spain, the Jesus Trail through the Galilee and the Aussie Camino in the footsteps of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop. He is a member of the Executive of the Council of Christians and Jews and will be returning to the Camino de Santiago in October this year.

Sunday 22 April 2018, 3pm – 5pm
St Joseph’s Conference Centre
St Kevin’s College, Waterford Campus
Entry via The Vaucluse, Richmond, VIC, 3121
$10 entry, includes Kosher afternoon tea

Please advise CCJ Vic Office if you are attending:  Tel:  9429 5212 – Email:

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