Friday, 27 November 2015

Partnerships aren't built on pity

This video and the accompanying webpage from Bond University is challenging the pity approach that is often used in engaging with people in developing nations.

What messages does your school communicate to students about developing nations and the people that live within in? Even the idea of service trips communicates a particular idea about the capabilities of people overseas.

Thursday, 26 November 2015

Just Pray

You are probably aware of the controversy in Britain at the moment about the cinema company that banned the video advert below on the grounds it might offend people. Much has been written about this decision. There is some thought that whether the Lord's Prayer will offend or not probably most people under thirty won't understand it. I wonder does praying a prayer without fully understanding it still make a difference the person praying? How might the act of prayer as a practice shape who we are as people. The video is beautiful and great for chapel. You might also want to check out /

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

The Christmas Poem

This little nativity video, produced by the Bible Society, is for the very young students.

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Man in the Moon

I realise this video isn't overtly Christian in its Christian message but I thought it was really nice...even though it is for an ad insurance company.

This company, John Lewis, does a Christmas commercial every year. Some are really quite beautiful.

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Nativity in Sand

Here are  the first Nativity videos for the year. A lot of these sand videos have circulated on the internet.This one was put up by the Bible Society.

This one is also very nice:

Thursday, 5 November 2015

Transforming Service Conference

April 14-16 2016 - Brisbane

This is an invitation to educators involved in leading or organising service learning activities in Australian schools. The Transforming Service Conference will bring together Service Learning Professional from all over Australia to share a national picture of service learning activities and together on advancing the understanding of service learning and the foundations which underpin service encounters.

The Transforming Service Conference is an ecumenical initiative that recognises the rich variety of approaches to service across Australian faith-based school. The conference will focus particularly on secondary schools but recognises that many schools adopt a whole-of school approach to service learning. International; and cross-cultural service encounters will be a focus of discussion, alongside local endeavours.

Registrations are open now!
Venue: Australian Catholic University Leadership Centre, Elizabeth St, Brisbane