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The Poor Will Always Be With Us

Service to an address by Dr. Rob Watts, Melbourne Unitarian Church, April 18, 2010

Opening Words

From a letter to "The Age"

One can have a great deal of sympathy for Michael Perusco ("Bible bashing the homeless, Abbott style"). When asking Tony Abbot whether he'd join the Prime Minister's goal of halving homelessness by 2020, Tony Abbot responded that he would not, using a biblical quote "The poor will always be with us" and claiming that there is little a government can do for people who choose to be homeless.

Alternative Energy

Service (opening words, reading, closing words) to an address by Dr. James Brown on "Alternative Energy", Melbourne Unitarian Church, February 7, 2010

2012 : From Ancient Brilliance to Modern Nonsense

Address to the Melbourne Unitarian Church, Sunday December 6, 2009

The Virtual World

Presentation to the Melbourne Philosophy Forum, December 6, 2009

1.0 Virtual Reality: Some Foundations

1.1 The 'Virtual World' refers here to the physical, social and mental experience of technologically-mediated information, communication and networking. This includes technological facts, fictional expectations and organisational management.

Question: What does the virtual world consist of for you? Massive Multiplayer Online Roleplaying? The Internet in general? Radio? Telephone? Books? Is imagination itself a type of virtual reality?

Genes, Media, and the Mind

Presentation to the Melbourne Unitarian Philosophy Forum, November 1st, 2009

1.0 How do our genes affect our mind?

Death and Existence

Presentation to the Melbourne Philosophy Forum, October 4th, 2009

1.0 Definition and Description of Death

The Other Half: The Universalist Tradition

An address to the Melbourne Unitarian Church, September 20, 2009

The Universalists and the Melbourne Unitarian Church.

Social Justice from a Catholic Perspective

Service (opening words, reading, closing words) by Lev Lafayette. Address by Denis Fitzgerald, Executive Director, Catholic Social Services Victoria, September 6, 2009

Opening Words

From William Blackstone, jurist and legal theorist, who wrote the common law treatise "Commentaries on the Laws of England" published between 1765–1769, and which is still used today.

Religion & Culture of the Malay Archipelago

Addres to the Melbourne Unitarian Church, August 23rd, 2009

What is a Malay?

The Historical Contribution of Unitarians and Universalists

From a presentation to Jemaat Allah Global Indonesia, the Unitarian Christian Church of Indonesia, Semarang, 10th August, 2009

Early Christianity

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