When we think about those people in our lives who we consider to be truly beautiful, invariably our thoughts turn to those who bear qualities such as kindness, generosity, and warmth; those who have been there in a time of need, demonstrated selflessness, or personified those things that we most value. We don’t choose our […]
(This is a transcript of the speech given by Emily Chauvel Byrne on 22nd February, 2015 at the monthly meeting of Sunday Assembly Melbourne.) (Acknowledgement of Country) Before I get into the presentation today, I thought I would share why I became involved in the Constitutional Recognition campaign. Throughout my schooling I was aware of this silence and […]
(This article is a write-up of a presentation given by Heather McLaughlin 30th November, 2014 at the monthly meeting of Sunday Assembly Melbourne.) I could call myself a micro-philanthropist. I could even call myself an international financier. But in actual fact I am merely a semi-retired teacher (a single older woman on a modest income) who […]
Many of you will be aware that our service this Sunday will be a very special one: Not only are we taking part in the Changemakers Festival, but… We will be officially welcoming Winnie, the newborn daughter of Katie and Ritchie, with a Grand Hello ceremony.
Should cars have square wheels? No. No, they shouldn’t. But is it a good idea? Yes, definitely. Let me explain… Square wheels on our cars would be a bad idea in reality – it would result in terrible wear on the wheels, for one thing, and it would make for bumpy ride. […]
People with brands like companies. I’ll admit it might seem like a bit of an odd idea. (“Let’s all go off and make logos for ourselves!”) We’re used to companies being the ones thinking about how they relate to the public and interact with (the) media, not individuals. Our guest speaker at Sunday Assembly Melbourne this […]