Fr Frank Brennan SJ AO speaks at Shalom

Fr Frank Brennan SJ AO speaks at Shalom

Father Frank Brennan’s credentials as priest, politician and advocate of human rights were in full evidence as he spoke at the long lunch at Shalom House of Prayer on Tuesday May 24th on the topic of ‘Human Rights and Religious Freedom in Australia Today’. 

A fluent speaker, whose depth and expanse of knowledge and insight across the terrain of human, religious and legal activity in Australia in relationship with the rest of the world today, Father Brennan explained and expressed the need for further necessary conversations and legislation that shape protection of individuals and groups working within the environment of religious establishments. 

Also included is the need for protection of the rights of these establishments to retain their traditional, specific ethos in Australian society. There was a vigorous question time that followed regarding the topic as well as questions surrounding the perceived inadequate address of refugees by the Australian government. 

A superb lunch prepared by Shalom Community member and cook, John Hansen ably assisted by friends of Shalom Julian Carsens, Gareth Pickett, Kay Fowler and Cathy Griffiths, was served afterwards.



If you were not able to attend but would like to hear Fr Brennan’s talk you can listen on Soundcloud at:

By Frannie Hansen

Shalom Long Lunch – ‘Pioneering Ministries’ – Rev’d John Saddington   Alpha Ambassador

Shalom Long Lunch – ‘Pioneering Ministries’ – Rev’d John Saddington Alpha Ambassador

Speakers: John & Maggie Saddington

John and Maggie will unfold the stories of their early pioneering family’s adventures. Starting with the role of the SS Great Britain in opening up Australia and John’s great grandfather’s journal of the sea passage in 1853, as well as some of his early ventures in both the tanning and shale-oil industry in South Creek and Joadja.   They will also relate some of the early stories from Maggie’s family in the wilds of the Peace River country in Canada, and John’s family in their farming ventures at Cookardinia in the Riverina, plus the rigours of war on the Kokoda Trail & Changi prison.  John and Maggie have been involved in a variety of ventures that span over four decades and will talk about their pioneering work in St.Marys and St.Clair, planting a church in a new housing estate, as well as championing the Alpha Course across the Nation.

Come along and enjoy this interesting Sunday afternoon talk and a wonderful three-course meal, at
Shalom House of Prayer in Carcoar..

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TIME: The talk starts at 12noon followed by Lunch at 1pm to 3pm

COST: There is a suggested donation for Lunch of $40 per person (3 courses, children under 5 years free)

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