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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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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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Men and Suicide

Let’s Learn more about Men & Suicide, Please view this excellent infographic prepared by Wayne Stevens about men, and why suicide is so prevalent in our society at the moment.Note: for counseling, groups or men’s retreats, please visit cfma.org.au or call us on 07) 33761120 to find out more.Of course, you can visit us on Facebook too.Importantly –…

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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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