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 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

The Greatest Dissenters

Service (opening words, reading, closing words). Address was given by Peter Abrehart, chairperson of the Church. July 19, 2009, Melbourne Unitarian Church

Opening Words - William O. Douglas

Restriction of free thought and free speech is the most dangerous of all subversions. It is the one un-American act that could most easily defeat us.

Reading - Marx 1843 work Contribution to Critique of Hegel's Philosophy of Right

Sympathy for The Devil: the use and abuse of supernatural evil

An address to the Melbourne Unitarian Church, May 17, 2009

Please allow me to introduce myself
I'm a man of wealth and taste
I've been around for a long, long year
Stole many a man's soul and faith
And I was 'round when Jesus Christ
Had his moment of doubt and pain
Made damn sure that Pilate
Washed his hands and sealed his fate
Pleased to meet you
Hope you guess my name
But what's puzzling you
Is the nature of my game

Palestine: A Challenge to Humanity

Service (opening words, reading, closing words) conducted on May 10, 2009 to an address by Michael Shaik, Public Advocate for Australians for Palestine.

Opening Words

The end of apartheid stands as one of the crowning accomplishments of the last century, but we would not have succeeded without the help of international pressure. There is no greater testament to the basic dignity of ordinary people everywhere than the divestment movement of the 1980s.

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