My best wishes and solidarity to my Muslim friends during this holy time of Ramadan.
May we who are not Muslim fast from prejudice, misinformation and ignorance about our sisters and brothers of Islam.
May we who are not Muslim be generous in our willingness to understand this faith and welcome this community into our neighbourhoods.
May we who are not Muslim take time to reflect, pray and be still with the wonder of faith that calls all people to peace, collaboration, respect and love.
This online meditation was launched in 2000, the Year of Great Jubilee. I have published it each year since with updates to the links and reflections as some material goes offline and new resources become available.
The Stations in this collection are those used in theMelbourne Way of the Cross, an ecumenical devotion which began on Good Friday 2000 and has continued each year as pilgrims process to Churches around the city.
The image, Jesus of the People by Janet McKenzie is kindly allowed for use by the artist. Janet’s Stations of the Cross set has been published in a work featuring writings by Joan Chittister
3 Grameen Bank set up in Bangladesh 1977
5 Anniversary of execution of Dundalli 1855
21 World Hug Day (Peace Initiative)
During the 2017 Christmas Season I have published my series of reflections originally posted in 2012 . I hope you enjoy them and invite your response. Come back each of the 12 Days to read a new post.
To honour this day I publish two of my fave icons of Saints Perpetua and Felicity next to Saints Sergius and Bacchus. These ancient martyrs have been revered and honoured for their witness to same sex affection, commitment and devotion.
My thanks to FB friend Paul Halsall who in 1997 published a comprehensive Calendar of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Saints
We who are people of faith celebrating our diverse sexuality can look back to a rich history of mentors and witnesses to the grace of love among our LGBTIQ ancestors.
On this historic day let us unite in prayerful thanks for this legislation and invite our Church to begin a new journey of affirmation of our love and commitment.
We gathered in sadness.
We gathered in grief.
We gathered in our cultural diversity
We gathered to mourn the death of Manmeet Alishar.
We gathered to light candles in the darkness of unanswered questions
We gathered to comfort each other in the midst of distress.
We gathered with our bus drivers and cab drivers to acknowledge their service and great spirit.
We gathered with First Nations Peoples for a smoking ceremony to cleanse the place of an unspeakable act.
We gathered because we are human.
As a community photographer I look for ways to share my images with those who appear in my lens. This often happens at exhibitions, publication and through my online albums.
One year after we mourned this tragedy I have been honoured to have one of my works selected by Brisbane City Council as part of the memorial plaque to the late Mameet Alisher (Sharma) in Moorooka.
I covered the original memorial service after Manmmet’s tragic death and my reflections and images were included on the SBS Punjabi website.
The public display of my work in this setting is an honour and a witness to my commitment to cultural diversity and friendship with the Punjabi community