UPSTREAM 2021 – a forum for Christian and church leaders to begin to consider how the churches of Tasmania can contribute long-term solutions to some of Tasmania’s long-term social and societal problems.

Think of all of the major social and societal problems facing Tasmania: family violence, marriage breakdown, youth homelessness, sexual abuse of women and children, criminality, and generational poverty. Most of our efforts at addressing these are focused on ‘downstream’ solutions. But what it would look like to go ‘upstream’ and take efforts to minimise the causes of these blights? This is what the Upstream Forum is all about. It is not just a talk-fest. It is an acknowledgment that we have a problem that seems as if it is has no solution. At this forum we will discuss how the churches of Tasmania can contribute to a solution that involves working upstream.