Thursday, October 13, 2011

Introducing a new site from Sandie Cornish

Finding sites that really nurture the spirit of faith is a challenge out in the blogsphere. It's so refreshing to find this new venture  social-spirituality.net . This site comes from the reflections and experience of Sandie Cornish, educator, animator and a woman of lived faith in Australia. Drop in, add it to your faves but make sure you join the conversation!!

Pilgrimage as a Social Justice Practice

Why is the ancient practice of pilgrimage enjoying new popularity?
Recently I was invited to speak at a colloquium breaking open the Lineamenta for the 2012 Synod of Bishops on the new evangelization. I was given the topic Bringing Forth Treasures Both Old and New which prompted me to reflect on the ‘old treasure’ of pilgrimage. Continue Reading →

Monday, October 10, 2011

Evolutionary Christianity



Thursday, 27 October, from 5.30-7pm at Delamore Retirement Centre, entry from Cremorne Rd, Kedron. This final conversation for this year will be about the interview with Spencer Burke, entitled The Emerging Church: A Heretical Guide which you can listen to at the site for Evolutionary Christianity ( If you want an audio copy or a transcript please contact us. This is an opportunity to explore new edges in ecospirituality. No cost, but please RSVP to 3425 3138 or earthlink@mercy.org.au by Monday 24 October.


Saturday, October 08, 2011

Speak Now :A Book for your Shelf


http://www.cloudsofmagellan.net/Speak_Now.html
Australian perspectives on  same sex marriage, Edited by Victor Marsh  PhD Forward by the Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG.

Over thirty writers, a mix of activist and reflective voices, explore the legacy of the 2004 changes to the Australian Marriage Act, which now states—and which must be stated at every wedding—‘marriage is between a man and a woman’

Congratulations to  friends and colleagues who have contributed to this work: Michael  Carden, Dorothy McRea-McMahon, Paul Martin, Maria Pallotta Chiarolli, and Wendell Rosevear 

Monday, October 03, 2011

The Spoken Word: The coming of Ailan Culture

The Coming of the Light festival marks the day the London Missionary Society first arrived in the Torres Strait. Many Torres Strait Islander people have embraced and integrated Christian beliefs into everyday life. Others have questioned the influence that Christianity, in its various forms, has had on the evolution of Torres Strait Islander culture.

What would have happened had the missionaries not arrived? Would songs, dances and spirituality be different today? Did the introduction of Christianity inhibit or enhance the culture?
 These questions and others will be explored in a community discussion.

Wed 19 Oct, 6pm–8pm
State Library of Queensland Auditorium 1, level 1

Free, bookings required, 3842 9061

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