TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Beyond forgiveness into mercy and compassion IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Beyond forgiveness into mercy and compassion

May 23, 2017 Comments Teresa Brierley

I feel the need to begin this week’s message with the Gospel from John (14:15-21) for the Sixth Sunday of Easter where John speaks of Jesus’ promise of the Holy Spirit.

DR MICHAEL SLATTERY: TWEC Dinner and address by Tim Flannery IMAGE Opinion & Comment

DR MICHAEL SLATTERY: TWEC Dinner and address by Tim Flannery

May 22, 2017 Dr Michael Slattery

Tim Flannery is on a mission. He believes that human activity is drastically altering the earth's climate, and that before too long these changes will have a devastating effect on life on this planet. He wants to mobilise the social and political will to address this problem before it's too late.

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Shepherding our flock IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Shepherding our flock

May 09, 2017 Comments Teresa Brierley

The readings for this weekend reminded me of our recent holiday in Tasmania. There seemed to be lots of paddocks filled with grazing sheep on the beautiful landscape of Tasmania. 

DR MICHAEL SLATTERY: Aboriginal Welcome to the Diocese IMAGE Opinion & Comment

DR MICHAEL SLATTERY: Aboriginal Welcome to the Diocese

May 08, 2017 Dr Michael Slattery

Last week a small group of staff spent two days with CSO Aboriginal Education Officer Mrs Louise Campbell and her husband Terry visiting sacred Aboriginal sites and meeting Aboriginal Elders in the Maitland Newcastle area. 

Things that work IMAGE Aurora Magazine

Things that work

May 03, 2017 Comments Bishop Bill Wright

‘Isn’t it good when things just work!’ You may recall the ad. A silver ball rolled down spirals, through switches, setting off balance beams and catapulty things, until finally something hit an array of dominoes that beautifully fell into place. It was a car ad, I think. But it is true, isn’t it? It’s good when things just work.

While Syria suffers, Iraq, Libya and Vietnam come to mind IMAGE Aurora Magazine

While Syria suffers, Iraq, Libya and Vietnam come to mind

May 03, 2017 Comments Jason Von Meding

A local commentator unpacks the recent US attack on Syria. What may have happened by the time you read this?

Nirvana: All that’s required is a wish to find real inner peace IMAGE Aurora Magazine

Nirvana: All that’s required is a wish to find real inner peace

May 03, 2017 Comments Kadam Mick Marcom

Newcastle Buddhist Kadam Mick Marcon introduces the teachings of Buddhism, with reference to the writings of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche.

Exploring ‘cyclospirituality’ IMAGE Aurora Magazine

Exploring ‘cyclospirituality’

May 03, 2017 Comments John Cavenagh

 As far as I can recall, ‘cyclospirituality’ is a term which came to me while I was happily cycling along a quiet country road one morning.