Visiting theologian attracts lively discussion

In October, the WA Progressive Network hosted a conversation at All Saints Floreat Uniting Church with Prof Hal Taussig, a scholar of ancient texts and a Visiting Professor of New Testament at Union Theological Seminary in New York.

The seminar attracted people from the Uniting, Seventh Day Adventist, Church of Christ and Catholic churches and some who don’t belong to a church.

The conversation at Floreat was an extremely interesting event. There was plenty of time for questions
and comments which Hal used to adjust his presentation.

The ten new books outside the canon from archaeological digs in Egypt, which his book The New New Testament includes and discusses, were selected from a group of 47 possible choices by invitees, including John Dominic Crossan, two nuns who had worked in Rome for the Pope, and two people from the Jewish faith.

Geoff Taylor

Door opens on major new service hub

Leading aged care provider, Juniper, has opened the Beryl Grant Community Centre, an exciting new multi-purpose building in Lockyer, Albany, which is catering to the needs of a growing population and diversity of community organisations.

Vaughan Harding, Juniper’s Chief Executive, launched the centre and said the project acknowledges the great contribution of Beryl Grant, a female pioneer of community service in WA, and that the facility is part of Juniper’s broader plans in the Great Southern that will see the creation of a major new service hub for the community and older residents.

“With this new centre we aim to provide a high quality, thriving and welcoming community space, providing the local area with access to a vast range of activities, services and programs,” he said.Continue Reading