15 Sep 2023 | Author: Bishop Philip Huggins | Theme: Public theology and ethics; Civil society and politics
The UN International Day of Peace is next week, September 21st. It is a day for rekindling our noblest aspirations. Imagine even a day when the whole planet was at peace. A day when our most attractive power, our capacity to love, was all one could see. A day when not one person was killed by hateful violence. A day when no one was fearful for their loved ones.
21 Aug 2023 | Author: Bishop Philip Huggins | Theme: Public theology and ethics; Civil society and politics
Isn’t this a universal wisdom to which we can all say ‘yes’?
Isn’t this the deepest truth from our own romantic and relational life?
When someone speaks from their heart we want to listen.
And along with their words, don’t the things that others have done from their hearts for us shape our own sweetest and most grateful memories?
16 Jun 2023 | Author: Bishop Philip Huggins | Theme: Public theology and ethics; Religions and dialogue
In recent years I have tried to focus on what I think is most important for my grandchildren and their generation.
This has led to a focus on how meditation can help peacebuilding.
Here are some thoughts:
*The practice of meditation has made me more peaceful than would otherwise have been the case.
From Jesus, I know that peace is both a beautiful divine gift and our responsibility.
Gifted with peace,we are called to be peace- makers.
Meditation has helped me receive and dwell better in God’s peace.
01 Jun 2023 | Author: Bishop Philip Huggins | Theme: Civil society and politics; Public theology and ethics
Obviously if the Hon. Peter Dutton were to change his mind and offer bipartisan support for the “Voice” Referendum, its prospects would be immensely improved.
The history of successful referendums tells us this. The current conflicted public discourse tells us that if both leaders were from now on, seen together, warmly and thoughtfully supporting the referendum around the country, this would create a wonderful and unifying momentum for ‘yes’!
26 May 2023 | Author: Bishop Philip Huggins | Theme: Public theology and ethics; Civil society and politics
On Wednesday I met with a wonderful Australian geologist, Jim Bowler, famous for discovering the Lake Mungo
remains – ‘the oldest human remains in Australia, dated to 40,000 years ago.’ ‘Mungo woman’; Mungo Man’. Jim and I will dream dreams on Sunday, within the abundance of the divine. Asking, against the backdrop of nuclear bombs and submarines: what might Australia yet become? It will be a joy to thereafter share where our dreaming takes us.