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Rex A E Hunt     http://www.rexaehuntprogressive.com/

Rex Hunt is a progressive 'grass roots' theologian (although he prefers 'religious naturalist'), liturgist, and social ecologist.  Thirty-eight years ordained, first as a Presbyterian, he is today a retired minister of the Uniting Church in Australia, where his last placement was at The Church of St James (2000-2009) in Canberra, ACT - Canberra being Australia's capital city.

 Some highlights from a 42+ year progressive career include:

   • Founding member, Editorial Committee, Catalyst: A Journal of Progressive Religious Thought (1967-74)

   • Founder (1990) and National Co-ordinator (1990-96) of The Network of Biblical Storytellers, Australia
   • Founding Director (2002-09) of The Centre for Progressive Religious Thought, Canberra where he was a regular keynote presenter
   • Assisted with the establishment of The Centre for Progressive Religious Thought, Sydney (2004), The Centre for Progressive Religious Thought, Brisbane (2005) - now combined with the Progressive Spirituality Network, Brisbane, The Progressive Christian Network of Victoria (2006) and The Progressive Christian Network, Central Coast (2010)

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Centre for Progressive Religious Thought Canberra  

Canberra CPRT  40 Gillies Street, Curtin ACT 2605

PO Box 470, Curtin ACT 2605

Phone:  02 6291 9163   lindapure@grapevine.com.au 

CPRT website:   www.progressivereligion.org.au 

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Spirit of Life Unitarian Fellowship. 

The website. http://sydneyunitarians.com/

Welcome ... we are glad you found us.
Spirit of Life Unitarian Fellowship is a warm and welcoming congregation made up of people from all walks of life, religious beliefs, political views, sexual orientations, ages, races, economic backgrounds, and abilities.
We welcome you into our community of caring, learning, spiritual exploration, and action for the greater good. We are located in Kirribilli, NSW Australia,just across the harbour bridge from the Sydney Central Business District.
Read more About Spirit of Life

 

Sea of Faith in Australia  (SoFiA)

 The SoFiA Network promotes the open exploration of religion, spirituality and meaning.

'Sea of Faith' is not a church, but a network of people who are seeking a radical reappraisal of past religious traditions in order to meet today's spiritual challenges.  The Network affirms the continuing importance of religious thought and practice even though it acknowledges that religion, like art and poetry, is a purely human creation.

 

SoFiA Network Website - www.sof-in-australia.org  

Don Cupitt Website - www.doncupitt.com

Lloyd Geering, Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lloyd_Geering 

SoFiA Victoria email - sofmelb@yahoo.com.au 

Victorian Convenor - Chantal Babin.  Mobile: 0434 713 335

 

LECTURES - Thursdays, 7.30pm.  Gold coin donation appreciated.

Lectures are followed by questions, discussion and refreshments.  ALL viewpoints are welcome.

VENUE: Carlton Library Meeting Room, corner Rathdowne and Newry Streets, North Carlton.  Melways 2B J2.

 

Sea of Faith in Australia (SoFiA)

Email: sof@a1.com.au 
Web:
www.sof-in-australia.org

 Postal: PO Box 2125, Wellington Point, Qld 4160, AUSTRALIA

SoFiA State Contacts or see the local group pages:

ACT    John Maindonald (02 6230 4937)
QLD    Rodney Eivers (07 3273 2049)
NSW   John Link (02 4976 2713)
SA       To be advised
VIC      Chantal Babin ( 0434 713 335)
WA   
   position vacant!

"Ancient Gnosticism: 'Heretical' Christianity?" 

 

This public lecture will be presented to the Melbourne Sea of Faith Network by David Miller (Existentialist Society - http://home.vicnet.net.au/~exist ), at 7.30pm Thursday 16th June 2011 at the Carlton Library (see below).  All are welcome.   Gold coin donation appreciated.

 David Miller comments:

 "There were numerous varieties of Christianity within the Early Church.  The Roman Emperors selected one of the varieties and, to put it crudely, bought it out and backed it with the might of the Empire.  The other varieties were denigrated as ‘heretics’ and suppressed.  A number of those varieties had been labelled by the Church Fathers as 'Gnostic Christians'.

One variety, the Church of Marcion, believed that a god of pure love had become disgusted by the behaviour of the Biblical Creator God who was torturing the humans in eternal hell-fire.  So the god of pure love sent his son, Jesus Christ, to rescue those souls.

The Valentinian Gnostic sects believed in a god-head that contained thirty gods.  The universe was the illicit progeny of the youngest goddess, Sophia.

The Manichaeans, a Gnostic religion, believed that power is totally evil.  Evil, however, had drugged itself by attacking and devouring the goodness.  Salvation entails the rescue of the devoured goodness.  

Those authorities seeking power over their adherents have always viewed the Manichaeans as the ultimate heresy."

 Sea of Faith in Australia  (SoFiA)

The SoFiA Network promotes the open exploration of religion, spirituality and meaning.

'Sea of Faith' is not a church, but a network of people who are seeking a radical reappraisal of past religious traditions in order to meet today's spiritual challenges.  The Network affirms the continuing importance of religious thought and practice even though it acknowledges that religion, like art and poetry, is a purely human creation.

 SoFiA Network Website - www.sof-in-australia.org  

Don Cupitt - www.doncupitt.com

Lloyd Geering - www.westarinstitute.org/Fellows/geering.html 

SoFiA Victoria email - sofmelb@yahoo.com.au 

Victorian Convenor - Chantal Babin.  Mobile: 0434 713 335

SoFiA Network Website:  Members and non-members - You are encouraged to comment on the Articles and Blogs, as well as to participate in the on-going discussions in the Blog Archives.

LECTURES - Thursdays, 7.30pm.  Gold coin donation appreciated.

Lectures are followed by questions, discussion and refreshments.  ALL viewpoints are welcome.

VENUE: Carlton Library Meeting Room, corner Rathdowne and Newry Streets, North Carlton.  Melways Map: 2B J2.

  Mary Duffy  (Carl Jung Society - www.vicnet.net.au/~jungsoc )

"The Birth of the Soul Through the Feminine Collective Unconscious."

15 March 2012

Chantal Babin  (Convenor, SoFiA Victoria - www.sof-in-australia.org )

"On Meditation."

 

Please, please, forward this Lecture List to those who may be interested.