Posts by Richard Fay

Richard is the CEO of the Centre for Men, has a background as a pastor and spent many years in the corporate sector. He has a masters in counselling and a diploma in ministry, and has a heart to champion men, women, marriages and families. Richard is married to his wife Judy and has three sons.

Richard Rohr: An address at St John’s Anglican Cathedral

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The following address was given by Richard Fay, CEO of Centre for Men, at St John’s Anglican Cathedral (Brisbane) on Sunday 7 April 2019, on the pioneer of our work, Franciscan priest Richard Rohr, as part of the mystics, theologians and Godbotherers series.About a decade ago Mark Dyer, the late Episcopalian bishop of Jerusalem, observed that about every 500…

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Boxing Day: An ancient rite of passage for boys

One our traditions around Christmas was birthed as a rite of passage for boys and men. It harks back to the celts and a time when myth embraced all of life.Christmas wasn’t even on the radar of the church for the first 500 years. It was not until people who relied on the sun – at first this…

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Welcome Wayne Stevens as Centre for Men Coordinator

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The Centre for Men are thrilled to welcome Wayne Stevens into the role of Co-ordinator. Wayne will assume the role from 3 December.Wayne’s appointment comes after a long journey of seeking funding, receiving expressions of interest from several quality candidates, and a time of discernment. While there is still a journey ahead to secure funding for the position…

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Hide and Seek in Couples

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In the following article by relationship counsellor David Cluff, the ways that couples get stuck in conflict are explored, and a way out of it is offered. Practical examples are offered for any couple (or couples counsellor) to consider.Research reflects that 7% of communication relates to the actual words spoken.(Mehrabian & Wiener, 1967 and Mehrabian & Ferris, 1967)….

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Every Man Should Drum: If not for fun, for his health

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(This article is by Bill Schneider, a certified counsellor with Centre for Men (see details here) and an initiated man. It reflects on his experience of a rarely mentioned aspect of the Men’s Rites of Passage and the power this has had on his life.)The invitation to Men’s Rights of Passage was something I looked forward to with…

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Conspire 2018 Conference with Richard Rohr

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The Centre for Practical Spirituality, in conjunction with the Centre for Men and Families, is hosting the Conspire 2018 conference, via video link, in Brisbane, from Friday 7 September to Sunday 9 September. The venue is Merthyr Road Uniting Church, 52 Merthyr Road New Farm.Presenters include Richard Rohr, Barbera Holmes, Brian McLaren, Barbara Brown Taylor and Mirabai Starr. They…

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Working with Dreams, an evening with George Trippe, Monday 3 September

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We are thrilled to offer an evening with Jungian therapist George Trippe on working with dreams, understanding their hidden meaning. How do you make sense of that one third of your life where your unconscious is able to speak to you symbolically, with no interruptions from your ego?The evening is on Monday 3 September at the Brookfield Centre…

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