Paris Reflections

Jan 08

In Methodist house in Westminster there is a room full of plaques. They are in memory of Methodist Clergymen and Lay people who went to Africa in the 1800’s as missionaries. As I looked at the plaques the realisation came over me that most were killed within two hearts of arriving there. Most then would have gone knowing that they’d most likely be killed...

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Christmas week was such a tough week for me!!!

Dec 28

I reckon I will never forget the events this past week, they have been so stressful for me. Firstly I had been asked to conduct the funeral service for Tori Johnson. That brave young Lindt Coffee Shop Manager in Sydney’s Martin Place who was killed during the siege there. It is an enormous privilege to be invited into peoples’ lives at times like that, but a huge...

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My response to the events of yesterday, I hope it helps.

Dec 16

My response to the events of yesterday, I hope it helps.

Like all of you I have been shaken by the events of the past 24 hours. Last night I felt compelled to spend time at my Loaves & Fishes free food van meal service adjacent to Martin Place in the inner city.  I felt those turning up for a free meal in the middle of all that was going on needed my support and encouragement.   Afterwards I wandered through Martin...

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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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