Suffragette

Last night I watched the movie, Suffragette, about the brave young women who fought to acquire the vote for women in early twentieth century Britain. This movie really opened my eyes to the hardships which these women endured in order to bring about a better way of life for all future generations of women. Prior…

Warrior Of The Heart

Today’s blog was inspired by Yes, Prime Minister, the old British comedy series that we have seen hundreds of times, and yet still manages to make us laugh. This particular program was suggesting a more democratic system with more grass-roots representation which would mean eradication of the party system.  Naturally, the politicians were quick to…

Truth

A great woman, Sojourner Truth, was born into slavery in New York State around 1797, with the name Isabella Baumfree. At the age of nine, she was separated from her family when she was sold to another owner.  As a slave, she had no rights.  Even her husband was chosen for her.  Her children were…

Woman Wisdom

As I mentioned in previous blogs, I have been doing a course on Feminist Theology at AIHT.  This has made me consider the perspectives from which we view the world, and to attempt to understand the cause of some of those perspectives. The reality that we perceive in the world is shaped by our past…

Activism

This week’s blog follows on from last week’s, in which I asked what sort of legacy you would like to leave.  How would you like to be remembered? Whilst it is true that the important point in life is who you are being rather than what you are doing, once you have decided who you…

Freedom

During my studies of other religions, particularly Islam, I have been reading about the history of nations and societies.  In the process, I have come to consider the freedoms which we sometimes take for granted in this country, Australia, and without which life could be less than fulfilling, or perhaps even miserable. As I considered…