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.

The Gift of Conflict

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(the following piece was written by Bob Sabath, a man who has been deeply involved with the work with Illuman in the US since he did MROP in 2006. This was the closing witness at Oracle 2020, a recent virtual gathering of American men involved in the work of the Journey Of Illumination. It is a valuable reminder…

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Our (CFMA/Illuman etc) Global Wisdom Council statement on COVID-19

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March 29, 2020Brothers around the world,Honoring our Council practices, we write to you from the heart and we will be lean of speech!Twelve men from seven countries hosting work inspired by Richard Rohr’s teaching and M.A.LE.s, have formed a Global Wisdom Council which aims to weave together our common aspirations to re-ground masculine practice to truly serve our…

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The Noonday Demon

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Australia’s biggest social experiment is not Married at First Sight (that’s not an experiment at all, obviously). It is our new normal, something we have never imagined. Monks have a little known fourth rule in addition to poverty, chastity and obedience. It’s stability, as in, staying put. Don’t leave where you are, ever. It seems easy compared to…

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Growing men in a culture of cautious masculinity

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(this is a transcript of a talk given by Richard Fay, CEO of the Centre for Men, at the “Amplify” conference in Brisbane, on Saturday 7 March 2020). The Jesuits recently commissioned research in Australia on the attitudes and behaviours of men aged 18-30. It involved an online survey of a representative sample of 1,000 young men from…

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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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