Broken Bay Institute

The Broken Bay Institute (BBI) is one of the largest Catholic providers of online theological education in the Asia-Pacific region.

Course units in Mission studies are offered online at the Broken Bay Institute in partnership with the University of Newcastle.

The Broken Bay Institute (BBI) is one of the largest Catholic providers of online theological education in the Asia-Pacific region. Because of its partnership with the University of Newcastle, BBI offers a unique opportunity to study Theology and Missiology online through a public university.

Whether you are called to minister at home or abroad, working in leadership, pastoral work or education, BBI is able to provide units designed for effective missionary engagement.

Course units

  • Islam: History, Theology and Culture (RELI3000)
  • Religions and Cultures in Conversation (THEO3022)
  • Theology of Religious Education (THEO6007)
  • More courses are being developed and Research units can be taken when there is sufficient demand.

Staff Members

Columban Fr Noel ConnollyFr Noel Connolly SSC
Columban Fr Noel Connolly (BA Macquarie University, Sydney; STL Academia Alfonsiana Rome; Master of Business, Dublin City University).





Columban Fr Patrick McInerney Rev Dr Patrick J. McInerney SSC
Columban Rev Dr Patrick J. McInerney (LSAI Rome; Masters in Theology, Melbourne College of Divinity; PhD Australian Catholic University).

Fr Patrick is also the Coordinator of the Columban Centre for Christian-Muslim Relations at the Columban Mission Institute in Sydney.

Publications

The Broken Bay Institute sponsors, along with John Garratt Publishing, Vaughan Publishing which has published two books on Mission and Education by Dr James D’Orsa and Professor Therese D’Orsa.

Catholic Curriculum: A Mission to the Heart of Young People (Book Cover)Catholic Curriculum: A Mission to the Heart of Young People
This publication contributes to the conversation as to what constitutes a Catholic Curriculum and has been described as a landmark work, and one of international significance. For more information visit the BBI website.


Explorers, Guides and Meaning-Makers: Mission Theology for Catholic Educators (Book Cover)Explorers, Guides and Meaning-Makers: Mission Theology for Catholic Educators
This publication on Mission Theology is a significant contribution to a field invariably characterised as being either highly ethereal or overly practical. This great book has been commended by both Professors and religious. For more information visit the BBI website.

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