What is SOFiA?
SOFiA is a network of Australians interested in openly exploring issues of life and meaning through reason, philosophy, ethics, religion, science and the arts.
SOFiA’s aim is to promote non-dogmatic discussion of cultural, social, philosophical and religious issues.
Members of the SOFiA Network feel free to draw on the rich philosophical and spiritual heritage of the past but do not feel bound by it.
The Network provides stimulation and fellowship in the common quest for meaning and fulfilment, and welcomes people from all perspectives, ethnicities and faith/philosophical communities. Many in the Network meet regularly in local groups to share ideas and to discuss issues related to the making of meaning.
The SOFiA Network was formed in Brisbane in 1998 and incorporated in 2003. (See SOFiA Constitution). It has members throughout Australia.
SOFiA publishes a regular newsletter (the SOFiA Bulletin) containing information, articles and reviews. Other activities/resources include:
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.
- Explores… …issues of life and meaning through reason, philosophy, ethics, religion, science, and the arts
- Promotes… …open and non-dogmatic discussion of cultural, social, philosophical and religious issues
- Affirms… …the continuing importance of our rich philosophical and spiritual heritage
- Has no Creed… …and welcomes people from all perspectives, ethnicities and faith/ philosophical communities.