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 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 …

Managerialism

I wonder whether you heard Rodney Cavalier’s commentary on Morris Iemma’s resignation from being Premier of NSW on Geraldine Doogue’s Breakfast Program last Saturday? He reckons the zeitgeist has moved from a period of “belief” to “managerialism”. Iemma is a ‘belief’ leader. “I took what I believed to be a package of renewal, reform and …