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A Bridge Too Far? – Dancing With The Enemy

Having been friends for eight years, Church of Scotland minister Revd Neil Urquhart and Catholic priest Fr Willie Boyd have made many music videos together, including A Bridge Too Far praised by anti-sectarian charity Nil by Mouth for building bridges in the community. Third in The Shoes Brothers Trilogy “A Bridge TOO FAR?!” has Irvine’s ‘bad dad dancers’ Father Wullie (Roman Catholic Priest) & […]

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“2040 – Join the Regeneration”.

If you can’t talk about dealing with climate change when the country is burning, when can you? The time to talk about it is NOW. The Network of Spiritual Progressives Australia with Queensland branch of the Australian Religious Response to Climate Change is organising a public screening of D. Gameu’s acclaimed brilliant documentary “2040-Join the […]

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On The Sustaining Power Of Joy

Here’s a brief reflection on the sustaining power of joy for the struggle suggested by my good friend Corin Pilling. https://livability.org.uk/why-its-time-to-rediscover-the-sustaining-power-of-joy/

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Soldiers Without Guns

This is a riveting film about a group of New Zealand soldiers sent into the heat of the 10 year long, complex civil war in Bougainville (1989-1999) with only their music and their haka and their love, to bring peace. The film has an unheard-of rating of 9.7 on imdb. It is being distributed by […]

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Revolutionary Speech

Chris Hedges – Revolutionary Speech https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQU4x3DqzuQ

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The Blessed Beatitude Community

This is a presentation I did at St Francis College last week on the ‘Blessed Beatitude Community’ for the people who are reading my book, ‘Plan Be’, and studying the Be-Attitudes in the Beatitudes for Lent. Unfortunately I was unwell when I ran this seminar, so it lacks a bit of energy, but hopefully you […]

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Be-Attitudes – A Different Way To Be

This is a podcast I did with Dom Fay, Sue Wilton and Peter Catt. St John’s Cathedral, the Community On The Way and a number of Anglican Parishes in Brisbane will be using ‘Plan Be’ and associated resources of the ‘Blessed Be-Attitude Revolution’ for their Lenton Studies this year. Dave Andrews On The Way – […]

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Managing Interfaith Relations In A Time Of Tension

A Shared Society Download audio Managing inter-religious relations is more important than ever, especially in a climate of hostility and tension. Father Markus Solo knows that all too well, as the Vatican’s expert on Catholic-Muslim relations in the Asia Pacific Region. He talks about the religious violence that occurs in the region, including his homeland […]

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A Prayer of Boundless Love For All Beings

Extending The Shema To Include All Beings By Charles Burack As part of my integral worship each morning, I recite the Shema, the central Jewish prayer. The opening verses of the Shema proclaim the People of Israel’s responsibility to affirm the unity of divinity and love the One with all our heart and soul and might. For many […]

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Australian War Film Jirga A Lesson In Afghan Forgiveness

Australian War Film Jirga A Lesson In Afghan Forgiveness THE CONVERSATION – “Forgiveness is mightier and [more] honourable than taking revenge,” the jubilant villagers burst into shouts. They then slaughter a ram on behalf of Wheeler — a ceremonious symbol of forgiving the enemy. The orphan also refuses to accept wads of the US dollars the ex-soldier […]

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I Have A Dream

I (Still) Have (Such) A Dream (Today).

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The Spiritual Audacity of Abraham Joshua Heschel

Rabbi Heschel marched alongside Martin Luther King Jr., famously reporting that he felt like his legs were praying. Heschel practiced what he called “radical amazement” in his work with religious others. “The opposite of good is not evil,” he said, “it is indifference.” Listen to Interview of Abraham Heschel by Krista Tippett https://onbeing.org/programs/arnold-eisen-the-spiritual-audacity-of-abraham-joshua-heschel/

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