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Can we crowdsource a sermon?

On Sunday 5 May, progressive Christian churches worldwide will be celebrating Pluralism Sunday. I’ve been asked to address the congregation at St Andrews on The Terrace in Wellington by the minister, Rev Dr Margaret Mayman. She’s asked me to offer some thoughts about my ‘faith journey as a secular Buddhist’ during the ‘reflection time’. Reflection time is a lovely way of describing what used to be called a sermon.

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Winton Higgins and Lloyd Geering in conversation

If you weren’t able to make it to St Andrew’s on The Terrace in Wellington on Friday 15 February, you can watch Lloyd Geering and Winton Higgins’ conversation live in the comfort of your own home.

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Being completely human

A new video by Stephen Batchelor is now available on the videos page of this website and on our youtube channel.

Being Completely Human – Buddhist Practice in a Post-Christian World was the subject of a talk given by Stephen Batchelor on 27 February 2012.

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In praise of the secular

Contrary to mid-twentieth century expectations, we are experiencing a global resurgence in religiosity. Religion has re-emerged as a political force in nearly every region and major world religion. Most of this religious revitalisation has taken place among fundamentalist movements, often in response to the inequalities and social destabilization of globalisation. It is particularly strong in the global south but is also seen in the culture wars within western democracies.

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