Monthly Archives: March 2010

Aboriginal Sovereignty and the colonisation of South East Queensland – a history of conflict

The West End Uniting Church and the Progressive Spirituality Network invite you to a lecture and discussion.

“Aboriginal Sovereignty and the colonisation of South East Queensland – a history of conflict”.


Presented by Dr. Libby Connors.

Sunday April 11 6.30 pm

At the West End Uniting Church on the corner of Vulture and Sussex Streets West End.

More info – westendcommunityjustice@gmail.com
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Art Exhibition

Fair Trade – an ego massage for the rich?

The Fair Trade movement has always had its critics, including myself since the 1980s, who have said that it is just a mechanism by which consumers in the rich world can feel better about themselves. It is a movement based around the consumption patterns of the rich and not the needs of the poor. Continue reading

Is Progressive Spirituality just another middle class comfort religion?

I attended the recent Val Webb/Peter Kennedy workshop at New Farm. Unlike the other reports from the conference I report that I was disappointed and disturbed by what I found there. I left the workshop early because I felt totally alienated and frustrated. I certainly did not share in the commonality that others have described.

I had hoped to find some free-thinking people with a new agenda for the church. However what I found was a group of white middle class people that looked, smelt, sounded and acted exactly the same as the institutional church that I have rejected. Continue reading

An open letter to members of the Uniting Church of Australia

I have been considering becoming a member of the Uniting Church for some time. I am a member of the Progressive Spirituality Network which has regular services in conjunction with the West End (Bris) Uniting Church. Continue reading