Blog | Interfaith Church of Australia

Archive for the ‘Beliefs’ category

Talking the Language

April 12th, 2012

A few friends have asked me recently about my terminology when talking to others. I sound very Christian a lot of the time, other times I could an animist amongst Aboriginal kinfolk, even a Buddhist monk in disguise. This is, I explain to them, one of the many skills of the modern Interfaith Minister. When […]

Study Circle

April 3rd, 2012

Study Circle has been running now for over a decade. In early 2008, Rev. Peter Brabyn became the senior moderator. Study Circle is a place where people can explore their own spirituality and to learn about the beliefs of others in the group from the perspective of individuals rather than the doctrine of a religious […]

The Stolen Generation

January 19th, 2012

(Copyright 2012: Peter Brabyn) Introduction  To understand the Stolen Generation, we first need to look at the conditions that pre-existed this policy and how thought was driven by the governance of the time. Indigenous Australians are believed to have arrived in Australia over 40 000 years ago (Hiscock, 2008). From that time until about 1788 […]

PIM 2011

August 3rd, 2011

03-Aug-2011 - Gold Coast Sun - Page 14 Peter, Caroline and JL recently attended the first ever Pagan Independent Music Festival, the first of it’s kind in Australia. The Shambhallah Awareness Centre graciously donated a stand for us and allocated a timeslot each day for us to ‘push the barrow’. We were well received and had a […]

A Concept of God – Part 2

April 28th, 2009

In response to further questions on part 1 asked on the Study Circle forum. ———————— I guess I mustn’t have explained it as well as I had hoped. I do not believe GOD (the Universe/Creator) is interventionist. Man is interventionist, and he creates a concept of God (Man’s God) for himself to explain the unknown […]

A Concept of God – Part 1

April 28th, 2009

My concept of God is complex. In essence, God is the energy force that is every thought, every molecule, every part of every universe. This is something I often call the Primordial Mind (incorrectly so) because I lack another suitable name. It is everything that existed before and after the supposed big bang, and the […]

Copyright © 2007-2012. | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use.