Same old

Same old

Same old By Greg Spearritt Why does a decent secular society continue to give concessions to a regressive minority who have proved themselves morally corrupt while outrageously claiming to represent moral rectitude? Sydney Anglican Diocese is at it again… Sydney...
Soul searching… literally

Soul searching… literally

Soul searching… literally By Greg Spearritt Wandering like a lost soul in the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) in Hobart recently, I encountered a library. No, not the room chock-full of completely blank books, but an actual library. Needing a break from the highly...
Why we exist

Why we exist

Why we exist Glen Beasley reflects on SOFiA’s raison d’etre. SOFIA aspires to the courageous exploration of ideas, which often necessitates scrutinising institutions, questioning the myths and challenging the assumptions of a “lucky” country that may have enjoyed...
Resisting tyranny

Resisting tyranny

Resisting tyranny By Greg Spearritt In 1943 siblings Hans and Sophie Scholl were part of a small group resisting the Nazi regime by handing out anti-Hitler pamphlets. They were caught and executed by guillotine, refusing to the last to name their fellow group members,...
How you know it’s Easter

How you know it’s Easter

How you know it’s Easter By Greg Spearritt There was a time not so long ago that the mainstream press (remember them?) carried a good number of articles in Holy Week reporting on what Church leaders were saying. Nowadays you know Easter’s approaching by following...