Exploring issues of life and meaning


SOFiA is a network of Australians interested in openly exploring issues of life and meaning through reason, philosophy, ethics, religion, science and the arts. We want to explore for ourselves what we can believe and how we can find meaning in our lives.

SOFiA has no philosophical or religious position beyond a desire to ‘openly explore’: it is a forum for discussing ideas, experiences and possibilities.

Any who find themselves in sympathy with our purpose – exploring life and meaning in an open and non-dogmatic manner – are most welcome to join us.



Join us for SOFiA’s exploration of truth-telling in 2021

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Vale Jack Spong

Vale Jack Spong

Progressive Episcopalian Bishop John Shelby Spong passed away recently at the grand age of 90. Exactly 20 years ago SOFiA (then Sea of Faith in...

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It’s complicated

It’s complicated

By Greg Spearritt Many of us were shocked recently to learn of the vengeful and indiscriminate murders of Indigenous people that Tom Wills, ‘father...

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