June 9, 2015August 10, 2016
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Religious Art ….Works!

Last week I was in the Townsville Diocese where as well as enjoying lovely warm weather, I participated in two particularly thought provoking conversations. The first was about Recontextualisation and the second was about art. It turns out that they were very connected. ‘Recontextualisation’ refers to any formal process whereby something is placed in a new...

Part 2: Vision and Mission in a Catholic School (or other organisation)
May 7, 2015August 10, 2016
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Part 2: Vision and Mission in a Catholic School (or other organisation)

One reason why the development of Vision and Mission statement is important is that all organisations and cultures need symbols, myths and rituals that express what is important to the group and inculcate people into the group. Vision and Mission statements are symbols, conveying both meaning and emotion. Ideally the statements will “direct the reader...

Does the Nicene Creed do it for you?
March 27, 2015April 2, 2015
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Does the Nicene Creed do it for you?

Last year I worked with a great group of religious educators on a revision of teaching materials to engage students, be faithful to the Catholic tradition and to draw on emerging teaching and learning methods. A number of times we wondered about how to present the essence of the Catholic beliefs in a way that...