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“My People” – exploring Kinship in the lead up to Reconciliation Week.

Hi folks and welcome to my Friday Reflection. Last week we reflected on how the stories we tell ourselves and others hold memory, identity and belonging. This week we are looking at another dimension of story. We’re exploring how story holds kinship. Defining Kinship “Kin” is an old-fashioned word which can be translated as ‘people

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The Power of Stories to Unite and Divide

Embracing Our Collective Stories: Reflections on Identity, Belonging, and Shared Memory Hi folks and welcome to my latest reflection for last Friday 3 May, which I shared on my Linkedin page.  Last week I had the honour of being a panelist at Welcoming Australia’s 2024 Symposium. The theme was, “What Brings Us Together?” which made

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Sacred Sites as a Place of Belonging – a final reflection on ANZAC Day 2024

ANZAC Day, a modern sacred tradition Hi folks and welcome to my Friday Reflection. This week my reflection focuses on Sacred Sites being a Place of Belonging. We have witnessed how ANZAC Day can be treated as a ‘holy day’ for so many people. We have seen how traditions, stories, ceremonies, and sites featured to

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Exploring Our Stories and Values – Reflections from my visit to Gladstone QLD

Hi folks and welcome to my Reflection for last Friday 17 May 2024. Building Collaboration in Gladstone Last week I had the pleasure and honour to work with Gladstone Region engaging in action together, building collaboration skills with local leaders and community members. During the conversations, I noticed how the stories we tell ourselves and

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Journeying Towards Hope: ANZAC Day Reflections on Sacred Pilgrimage

Hi folks, In case you missed it, this is last Friday’s Reflection. I found this reflection hard to write. The theme I had planned for this reflection was Sacred Site as a Place of Pilgrimage and Friday was like a pilgrimage on its own. It was full of frustration, doubt, confidence, hope, tough conversations, and

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Sacred Sites as spaces of Learning and Ceremony – 2024 Atlantic Fellows for Social Equity at Melbourne University

Image credit: Atlantic Fellows for Social Equity. University of Melbourne 2024 This week I was honoured to be amongst the 2024 Atlantic Fellows for Social Equity at their Hub in Melbourne University. The staff and participants are such fine people and it’s a privilege to be part of the program.  This is the context for

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Crafting meaningful rituals: Building sacred ceremonies for ANZAC and Reconciliation Week

Over the past couple of weeks, we have reflected on ideas like ‘sacred grounding’, making ordinary spaces ‘special’ or ‘sacred’, and exploring what might be our ‘sacred core for loyalty stories’. These next weeks, we’ll be drawing on these ideas as we mark two significant Australian moments, that I argue, represent a sacred core for

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Easter and Sacred Ground: An Australian weekend of ceremonies and connection

Today is the start of a 4-day long weekend. There are a number of ceremonies connected to this weekend. Some ceremonies come from ancient observations of the full moon following the equinox. Some refer to ancient texts of God, the Passover, Jesus and the Cross. Some ceremonies are connected with Northern Hemisphere change of season

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