Events for the Heart and Mind – 14 April 2010

In this edition: St George’s Cathedral Spirituality Series; Dayspring presents On the EDGE; Inquiry into transport of detained persons; Anti-Poverty Week service – advanced notice.

St George’s Cathedral Spirituality Series

Spirituality Series now includes after-work slot
To accommodate a working audience, the St George’s Cathedral Spirituality Series now includes after-work talks from 5.15-6.15pm, with an opportunity for questions and discussion over plunger coffee.

This year, the Workers Coffee and Spirituality series runs on six Wednesdays in autumn and spring, beginning on 21 April with ‘Spirituality and Sport’.

The Reverend Canon Richard Pengelley, Chaplain of St George’s College and Lecturer in Spirituality at the Department of Human Movement, UWA, will examine the religious aspects of sport.

“Wherever sport began, in every ancient culture, it had a religious purpose,” said Reverend Pengelley.

“Perhaps things haven’t changed much, especially in Australia, and this talk will examine the historical (from the Ancient Olympics to Muscular Christianity), sociological (especially the extraordinary ritualisation that goes with sport), psychological, ethical, media and theological links between sport and spirituality.”

Other sessions in the series include Spirituality and Defence (28 April), Carl Jung (5 May), Policing (20 October), Palestine (27 October) and The Reformation (3 November).

For more information, go to the Events section at www.perthcathedral.org

Dayspring Presents On the EDGE

Bimonthly Sunday evening presentations to explore fringe issues around Christian spirituality.

May 2, 2010 – Andrew Winton in concert. Awward winning West Australian Singer-Songwriter
7PM – 68 Waverley Street, Dianella
Cost: $20/$15 concession
Supporting Dianella Church of Christ Fundraiser for Thai Missions
Phone 9376 1400 or 9275 3773 to book

Inquiry into Transport of Detained Persons.

Legislative Council of Western Australia
The Legislative Council’s Standing Committee on Environment and Public Affairs resolved on 31 March 2010 to inquire into the Transportation of Detained Persons.
In light of ongoing community concern regarding the death in custody of Mr Ward, the Standing Committee on Environment and Public Affairs will examine the extent to which the systemic problems identified by the Coroner have been actioned and inquire into other measures by the Government to prevent further deaths in custody.
We urge people to consider making a submission in support of bringing much needed and overdue changes to prisoner transport in Western Australia. Support the family and community of Mr Ward.
GET YOUR SUBMISSIONS IN BY 14 MAY 2010!
Further details on the inquiry and on how to make a submission are available HERE.
“What Eddie Mabo was to Native Title, let Mr Ward be to the Justice System”

Kairos Inside Prayer Vigil

Perth is going to have its first Kairos Inside, to take place from 25th – 28th May 2010, at Acacia Prison.
The Team has been chosen and started its formation, the Lord  equipping each person with the words and wisdom He wants for this “Short Course”.
We need prayer and we need lots of it; please could you click on the link below and take a slot or two and pray for the team, the guests and the prison staff- we are all in this together!
Perth Acacia #1
Well-organized and well-trained volunteer teams of men and women from the communities surrounding an institution present an introductory 3-day weekend, described as a short course in Christianity. This inter-denominational team of volunteers — both clergy and laypersons — works in cooperation with the Chaplain who carefully selects up to 42 inmate leaders to attend. A well-organized follow up program is part of this ministry.

Kairos Inside is associated with the Emmaus and Chrysalis movements, and similar 3 day retreats.

Advance Notice – Anti-Poverty Week Service

St George’s Cathedral
Midday
Tuesday 19 October 2010

Well-organized and well-trained volunteer teams of men and women from the communities surrounding an institution present an introductory 3-day weekend, described as a short course in Christianity. This inter-denominational team of volunteers — both clergy and laypersons — works in cooperation with the Chaplain who carefully selects up to 42 inmate leaders to attend. A well-organized follow up program is part of this ministry.