My Exodus Christmas Appeal Letter

Nov 04

My Exodus Christmas Appeal Letter

Dear Friend As Christmas comes around again, one of the people on my mind is you. I wonder if you know how much difference you make through your support for my Exodus Foundation? I want to simply tell you ‘thank-you!’, but I can’t leave it at that. The reason is that the tide of people needing your help never stops rising. On Christmas Day alone my team and I will...

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A Call for Calm

Oct 24

A Call for Calm

A Call for Calm A few weeks ago on my Sunday night radio program on Sydney Radio 2GB 873 I invited a philosopher to speak on the causes of Islamic radicalism. The effect it had on some listeners was truly electric.  It became obvious to me that amongst many listeners a “Team Australia” versus “Team Islam” mentality was developing. Some listeners called me a traitor...

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No money for Literacy – Inner West Courier Article – Tuesday, 7th October, 2014 by Sean Thompson

Oct 10

No money for Literacy – Inner West Courier Article – Tuesday, 7th October, 2014 by Sean Thompson

The Exodus Foundation has helped more than 1500 children from across Sydney go from never opening a book to reading Harry Potter in six months. But now the program is on its last legs. On September 30, the State Government stopped funding the foundation’s literacy program, forcing schools to set aside money in their own budgets to enroll students. Exodus Founder the...

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Anonymous no more – An important lesson I’ve learned

Sep 12

Anonymous no more – An important lesson I’ve learned

For over forty years I have been aware of Twelve Step programs.  Initially they began as Alcoholics Anonymous.  However, as the years went by they evolved into other types of anonymous programs.  In those early days I was intimately involved in AA and also Recovery.  A twelve step program, based on the AA model for people with mental illnesses. Today AA has morphed...

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The line between “homelessness” and “not homeless” children is blurred

Jul 29

The line between “homelessness” and “not homeless” children is blurred

At the opening of my radio program on Sunday night, July 20 I lit a candle in memory of the victims of  Malaysian flight MH17.   I invited listeners to, in solidarity with me and victims, light a candle too and post a photo, like mine on Facebook.   It was truly humbling to witness all the beautiful candles that were lit that night. The last couple of weeks have...

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For the homeless nothing ever changes in spite of all the rhetoric

Jul 10

For the homeless nothing ever changes in spite of all the rhetoric

Late last night, I found myself once again in the back blocks of Woolloomooloo, Sydney.  My memories of Woolloomooloo forty years ago are clouded by mental images of rotting terrace houses and slum dwellings.  I can vividly remember nightly walking through whole rows of these dwellings, many having been marked for demolition and coming across homeless people...

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