The Sunday, May 22nd edition of The Spirit of Things podcast on Australia’s ABC Radio featured an interview with Fr. Laurence Freeman and host Rachel Kohn. Fr. Freeman spoke about the hope that different faiths can be brought together in meditation. Fr. Freeman said, “I think it is possible that if we meditate with people of different beliefs we can create a community of faith among people of different beliefs.”
The 54-minute podcast is available as a link from ABC’s The Spirit of Things website here.
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On 22-24 April, the Meditatio Seminar on Environment was held in Sydney, Australia. One of the panels, hosted by Geraldine Doogue of ABC TV Australia, included:
- Fr. Laurence Freeman, Director of The World Community for Christian Meditation
- Rev. Linda Chapman, who established Open Sanctuary on the New South Wales South Coast at Tilba Tilba
- Bishop George Browning, a former Anglican Bishop
- Professor David Tacey, Emeritus Professor of Humanities at La Trobe University, Melbourne, and Research Professor at the Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture, Canberra
- Dr. Vicki Grieves, an historian with research interests in gender and race in settler colonial societies, the development of Indigenous knowledges in the academy, wellbeing and cultural heritage management
- Dr. Susan Murphy, a Zen Roshi and former academic, writer, screenwriter, film maker, radio documentary features producer, and a widely published scholar in the fields of film and social ecology
ABC Local in Australia features the following audio podcast from the panel with Geraldine Doogue.
The Meditatio Seminar Spirituality for a Secular Society was held in Prague, Czech Republic, on 11 and 12 May. The event had about 220 participants and the speakers were: Prof Charles Taylor (Philosopher), Prof Tomas Halik (Philosopher), Prof Ivana Noble (Ecumenical theologian) and Laurence Freeman (Benedictine monk, Director of WCCM). After the seminar, a retreat was led by Laurence Freeman with about 70 participants. The talks from the seminar will be available soon in video from our Meditatio Store.