the art of… transformation (part 3)

In only a few weeks from now, we will once again be sitting around the Christmas tree opening up our presents, singing Christmas carols, eating roast dinners and enjoying everything there is to enjoy about Christmas. It’s a scary thought isn’t it? (more…)

Community transformation through partnership

The varied and complex issues associated with poverty, both here in Australia and around the world, are often talked about in terms of the numbers: the number of homeless Australians on any given day (105,0001), the number of children dying before reaching their fifth birthday (8.8 million in 20082), or the number of people struggling to exist on less than $US1.25 per day (1.4 billion in 20053). They are numbers that can overwhelm us with their magnitude or simply numb us with their distance from our everyday experience of life. (more…)