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‘To be, or not to be’

 

· Friday, September 7, 2012 · Leave a Comment 

 

As most of us watched the opening of the Olympic Games recently, we would have seen one of the most famous quotes from William Shakespeare – “To be, or not to be. That is the question” – printed on the ground. Hamlet, who is saying those words in Shakespeare’s play, is contemplating suicide – deciding whether he will live or die. However, we could ask ourselves what it really means “to be”. I suggest that there are two main themes in “being” and in living life to the full, and that many religions invite us to do that.

Experiencing the sacred

 

· Thursday, August 9, 2012 · Leave a Comment 

 

I was very glad to read Bishop John McIntyre’s column in last month’s SSH, giving his much more relaxed and open view of the current marriage debate than would sometimes be expressed by my Sydney Anglican colleagues.

Engaging the arts in Marrickville

 

· Thursday, August 9, 2012 · Leave a Comment 

 

The Marrickville Multifaith Roundtable (MMR) is a small group of faith communities in the Marrickville Local Government Area that meets regularly to promote a better understanding between people of different faiths and denominations. It is represented by faith groups from Anglican, Catholic, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim and Uniting Church traditions.

Peace be with you

 

· Tuesday, July 31, 2012 · Leave a Comment 

 

What is true peace? When the Christ offered this peace to his friends, he said: “Peace I leave with you. My peace I give to you. I do…

Bishop rethinks marriage

 

· Tuesday, July 31, 2012 · Leave a Comment 

 

The Judaeo-Christian view of marriage is in the first place fundamentally a realist’s view. Our forebears knew people were going to have sex, no matter what, and so…

Maybe doubt isn’t so bad

 

· Friday, June 15, 2012 · Leave a Comment 

 

Thomas wouldn’t be at all out of place in today’s “scientific world” would he? We’ve got to have proof of a hypothesis before belief can be affirmed. But…