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Broken Bay Institue  Mission & Spirituality E-News
www.bbi.catholic.edu.au No. 25 | 02 June 2015

The Broken Bay Institute strives to respond to the faith education and ministry formation needs of individuals, parishes, schools and ministry groups within the local Church.


Greetings all. It’s hard to believe we are almost half way through 2015. Our focus for this edition of our eNewsletter is Interfaith in the context of Mission and Spirituality. 

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Feature Article
Dietrich Bonhoeffer – Godfather of Interfaith Theology?

In this article, Terry explores the Development of Bonhoeffer’s theology and the central question of this prison theology: Who is Christ for us today?

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Living An Interfaith Experience

By Meg Foley

A personal account of a young woman’s growth in her own spiritual tradition as a result of an interfaith marriage.

I Cannot Quite Say “Je Suis Charlie”

By Noel Connolly

A thought-provoking reflection on the value of freedom of speech.

An Invitation Into An Unknown Land

By Rosa Covino

A reflection on the spirituality of ‘IS-ness’ and the invitation to live in the present.

Reflecting on Spirituality

By Kevin Treston

Kevin notes the ‘re-awakening’ of interest in Spirituality in the last 40-50 years and reflects on the various influences of this.


Vatican News
  • Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy
  • Pope on Encountering Islam
  • Vatican II Document – Ad Gentes


What's On?
  • eConference – Religion: Catalyst for Violence or Peace
  • Church Governance and Leadership Courses
  • Contemporary Catholic Governance 2015
  • New Resource by Kevin Treston


Book Review
  • The Interfaith Prayer Book
  • On Heaven and Earth – Pope Francis on Faith, Family and the Church in the Twenty-first Century
  • Finding God among our Neighbours – An Interfaith Systematic Theology
  • What are we Doing on Earth for Christ’s Sake?
  • Interreligious Learning
  • Faith and Freedom – An Interfaith Perspective


Poetry and Prayer
  • Beannacht
  • Salutation of the Dawn
  • A Prayer for the World
  • Interfaith Prayer – Eternal God
  • Save Us from Weak Resignation
  • One Whisper of the Beloved
  • God, God, God
  • Not To Hurt
  • Out Beyond
  • Unveiling - Despair


Featured Websites
  • Ecumenical & Interfaith Commission
  • Universal Peace Federation
  • Poetry by Rumi
  • Pope Francis’s upcoming Encyclical on the Environment
  • Talk by Fr Richard Leonard
  • Principles and Guidelines for Interfaith Resources


Challenging Our Biases

By Grace Harwood

Grace reflects on how working in an interfaith environment has impacted her understanding of herself and her spirituality.



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