January 18, 2018
Assisting with monitoring the General Election of 1994 in South Africa is just one outcome of Patricia Banister’s commitment to social justice.
November 01, 2017
There was nothing outstanding about the Cook children who lived in Stockton in ordinary circumstances; but as they grew – Fran, Warner, Trish, Meg, Colleen, and Anne − they developed into extraordinarily loving and artistically talented young people.
April 05, 2017
Founder of Bell Shakespeare, John Bell, long ago recognised the breadth and depth of life captured in exquisite language by William Shakespeare. Bell Shakespeare is renowned for transporting the Bard’s dramas, unconstrained by time, place, gender, nationality or culture. John Bell and company take Shakespeare to the schools and sometimes his magnanimity is rewarded big time!
February 01, 2017
Chair of the diocesan Social Justice Council, Shirley McHugh, reflects on our nation in the wake of Australia Day.
September 07, 2016
I think we could all agree that the world is a bazaar. One could almost say it’s a ‘bizarre’ bazaar – a mélange of people – fat and thin, short and tall, black and white, brown and yellow, healthy and unhealthy, a world of justice and injustice – a world where Christ, two thousand years ago, preached from the hillsides and in the market places – to come and follow him and to learn how to love one another.
December 01, 2015
Regular writer Shirley McHugh shares an experience that changed her, and one which invokes the injunction of the Year of Mercy, “Be merciful as God is merciful.”