“At some point in time, a man needs to embark on a risky‐journey. It’s a necessary adventure that takes him into uncertainty and it almost always involves some form of difficulty or failure. On this journey the man learns to trust God more than he trusts a sense of right and wrong or his own sense of self‐worth.” – Richard Rohr, Franciscan Priest
The dates and venues are below.
Friday, March 18, 2pm‐3.30pm (conference runs Friday to Sunday)
Belgrave Heights Convention Centre
Workshop with Richard Fay & Kyle Slabb (Bundjalung Indigenous Elder, Banaam)
Session topic: ‘Finding Manhood’
For men, understanding and integrating our identity as a man is key to our ability to walk alongside others in the way God has designed us to. Hear and share perspectives on rites of passage and their importance in the path to manhood.
More information: www.surrender.org.au Facebook event: www.facebook.com/events/792533110873941/
Cost: conference fees apply – refer to website
Heidelberg: Café of Dangerous Ideas Friday, March 18
7pm for a cuppa, 7.30pm start
Sycamore Tree Coffee Shop
185 Burgundy Street, Heidelberg
Topic: ‘Reclaiming the hero from popular culture’
The hero has become a figure of violence, anger and hyper masculinity. He’s impervious to fear. He never turns around when something explodes. He has no compassion and considers no consequences. But the myth of hero resides within every man. How can we reclaim the truth of the hero myth for our own lives, and what is the journey he is inviting us into?
RSVP and more information: David Landis‐Morse Mobile: 0409 180 176
Cost: Free, donation to cover cost of tea/coffee and supper encouraged
Sunday March 20, 7pm
Wellspring Centre, 10 Y Street, Ashburton
Topic: ‘The demise of the white male system’
The white male system has held western civilisation captive for 400 years. Although it ran out of moral capital over half a century ago, it is still the dominant force in education, commerce, politics, religion, the environment and even therapy, and now impacts women, minorities and developing nations as much as the western white males. What is it, how does it define men and women, and how can we imagine a different mode of reality?
RSVP and more information:
The Wellspring Centre.
Email: email@example.com Phone: (03) 9885 0277
Monday, March 21, 7.30pm
St Matthews Anglican Church 153 Eaglehawk Road, Long Gully
Topic: ‘The male spiritual journey’
Inevitably, most men experience a crisis at some point in their life. Join Richard Fay from the Centre for Men to explore the male spiritual journey and how we can navigate the hard realities that life throws at us without losing our hope or our hearts.
RSVP and more information: Dave Fagg Mobile: 0421 764 699