Ladies and Gentlemen – an announcement!

From 2013, Oasis, is being hosted by the University – funding a Coordinating Chaplain, an Administrative Assistant and Oasis initiatives. What is Oasis, I hear you say? In 2012, the chaplains described Oasis in these terms: Vision As a unique interfaith collaborative, Oasis promotes peace and understanding among the people of diverse cultures, faiths and …

Lenten Meditation 1

About 500 people seated at tables of eight gathered for a special breakfast at the Adelaide Convention Centre to acknowledge the Fifth Anniversary of the National Apology to the Stolen Generations. Kevin Rudd, the then Prime Minister who made the Apology, spoke about that day, five years ago. As I have reflected on his telling …

The 9/11 Story You Never Heard About – written by Sandy Boyce

This weekend, we visited St Paul’s chapel, adjacent to the 9/11 memorial site. Even though it was so close to the World Trade Centre, right across the road, it was miraculously left undamaged without so much as a broken window when the towers fell. For a grueling 8 months, 24/7, relief and rescue ministry was …

The European Atrocity You Never Heard About

http://chronicle.com/article/The-European-Atrocity-You/132123/?sid=wb&utm_source=wb&utm_medium=en#top I think we all like a good conspiracy theory. But I have to say that I keep wondering whether the world I experience day by day ‘on the surface’ is not some kind of dream – a world away from harsh realities that are just under my nose, but remain hidden by the presenting …

A Visit to the Hare Krishna Temple

The Hare Krishnas have been in Adelaide since the 1970’s and are well known for their low cost restaurants and free food distribution to the aged and homeless. I was interested to know from Sucharu (centre, above), my guide for the morning, whether the needs of those they serve in Hurtle Square are growing – whether, …

A Prophetic Moment

In the religious wilderness of the United States of America a fresh shoot has sprung up which promises new hope for a harmoneous multifaith society. On September 6, 2011, Claremont School of Theology, a distinguished United Methodist seminary with roots back to 1885, joined in partnership with The Academy for Jewish Religion, California, and the …

What some other kids are doing…

While bored kids go on recreational rioting in the UK, it’s good to remember that there are some other kids trying to change the world in another way. 5,139,646 people have watched this video “The girl who silenced the world for 5 minutes”. If you haven’t seen it, take 6.42 to be inspired, and think …