Adelaide | The Adelaide branch of international godless congregation, the Sunday Assembly, will celebrate a very unorthodox Christmas this year.
“The only part of Christmas that won’t be there is God,” organiser David Bartholomeusz told InDaily.
The Sunday Assembly is a monthly non-religious gathering in the format of a church service, where people of every religious and non-religious persuasion gather to celebrate life, encourage charity and pursue happiness.
Congregants of the Sunday Assembly will sing Yuletide carols – but only those which don’t reference religion – at an event in Hindmarsh Square in December.
“It’s like Carols by Candlelight without the God bit,” said Bartholomeusz.
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Adelaide | The criteria for removal of children from drug-afflicted parents is a debate the community has to have, says the man in charge of Families SA.
Revealing that “tens of thousands are using methamphetamines” and more than 300 children are removed from their homes every year, Department of Education and Child Development chief executive Tony Harrison said his agency was “walking a fine line”.
His comments on radio today followed his appearance yesterday at a State Parliament inquiry into Families SA, which is part of DECD.
The inquiry has heard evidence that the tragic death of four-year-old Chloe Valentine followed decisions by social workers to allow her mother to use illicit drugs.
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THEATRE | Documentary theatre-maker David Williams has clear childhood memories of his father sitting in the garden at home, reading to himself from his large, leather-bound Bible.
Afterwards, he would remain in the same place for some time, quietly contemplating the passages he had just studied.
The image is the antithesis of the loud and often intolerant voice of the Christian Right in Australian politics.
It also helps explain the motivation for Williams’ new work, Quiet Faith, which will have its Australian premiere in Adelaide this month.
“I was very struck by what I saw as a disjunction between the political values of politicians and leaders within our community who would stand up and talk about their Christian faith – people like Scott Morrison, Tony Abbott, Kevin Rudd – th Full Story »
FOOD & WINE | This week in The Forager: new Casino restaurant close to opening; the battle for small bars continues; a taste of winning wines; and a fresh festival for Adelaide.
Sean to open his Kitchen
Sydney-based chef Sean Connolly is putting the final touches on the menu for his new Adelaide venture, Sean’s Kitchen, to open on Saturday week (October 11) at the Casino.
Connolly, who runs restaurants at the SkyCity casino in Auckland and The Morrison Bar and Oyster Room in Sydney, has revamped the space previously occupied by North, on the eastern side of the casino. The timelapse video below shows the transformation taking place over the past four months.
The Forager had a sneak peak yesterday, and the fit-out and kitchen are impressive. The room, with lots of wood and gla Full Story »