Phillip Hughes and the Nameless Child

Over the last week or so, my sons have been involved in grief rituals that they have not encountered before. They play for the local cricket club, and last week all the teams had a minutes silence to remember Phillip Hughes (an Australian cricketer that died after...

A Reflection: Marching in the 2014 Mardi Gras

It’s a week since I marched Sydney’s annual Mardi Gras parade. The four days that I was in Sydney were primarily taken up with participating in “A Different Conversation” – a conference designed to bring together different viewpoints on the place of lgtbi people in...

Why I’ll be marching in Mardi Gras this year.

A couple of weeks ago i marched in Melbourne’s “Pride March” as part of the Midsumma Festival. It was a stinking hot day, but there was a buzz in the air as we gathered in the park before the starting time and then headed off down Fitzroy Street in...

Help in time of Natural Disaster – Join the MHSS Register

During the Black Saturday bush fires I volunteered my time as a pastoral carer/chaplain at the Whittlesea Relief Centre for those affected by the King Lake fires. (You can read about my experience here.) There were lots of volunteers that day. Some were cooking food,...

What Do You Value?

Back in March this year, I posted a question on the MGA Facebook page. Without thinking too long about it, I asked my FB friends to tell me what their three most important values were. Our values are those things that, when we base our lives on them, contribute to...
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