The Gift of Conflict

The Gift of Conflict

(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...
We Remember

We Remember

I will let you in on a secret: I have a time machine. I love to travel in time, back to when Australia was one of the most rural populations on earth, about 120 years ago. It is now one of the most urban nations. In our cities, we have lost some sense of the...
Happiness Is…..

Happiness Is…..

When I was a young man, I spent nine months living in the Philippines. One day, I stood on a hill above a slum in Mindanao in the south of the country and looked out at abject poverty, spread out as far as the eye could see. I recall being overwhelmed with sadness...
The Noonday Demon

The Noonday Demon

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....
Growing men in a culture of cautious masculinity

Growing men in a culture of cautious masculinity

(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....