A BETTER WORLD FOR ALL CHILDREN

Jun 24

A BETTER WORLD FOR ALL CHILDREN

Today I was at the Graduation of our Literacy students in The Northern Territory. The students all seemed so young, innocent and beautiful!   There were two groups of students there.  One group comprised of 9 to 11 year olds and the other of 6 to 8 year olds. All in all there were about 48 students in total. The children all went through the graduation hoops of...

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“There’s  always someone  trying to steal our freedoms!”

Jun 15

“There’s  always someone  trying to steal our freedoms!”

“There’s  always someone  trying to steal our freedoms!”   I found myself saying to a couple of friends recently as we were looking at the current Australian and world situation “Life is a compromise, isn’t it?” In order to live within family, community, nations and the world we need to compromise.  However, I often find those with the least...

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Chan – Sukumaran & Death: What we can learn from all of this

Apr 29

Chan – Sukumaran & Death:  What we can learn from all of this

Yesterday, 28th April was quite a day for me.  It was a day when I saw again and again the inherent fineness and goodness in many human beings. Ironically, it was at two places where I was dealing with death. For many years I have been participating in a service, both secular and religious to honour and remember those who died whilst at work.  As you can imagine...

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No government help for child sex abuse victims

Mar 26

No government help for child sex abuse victims

If you get damaged as a child, don’t ever expect the government to help. The history of government’s helping those in the most need, particularly if they are poor and vulnerable is abysmal. If it costs any money, governments are ‘out of there’.   It’s almost as if a “it didn’t happen to me, so I have no feelings for the victims”...

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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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