Reflection Morning – Lawson

NON-VIOLENCE AND CONTEMPLATION How contemplative spirituality sustains our action in the world
  • 15 May 2021
    9:30AM - 12:30PM

Today’s world is marked by deep division, and a rise in racism, fascism, and threats to democracy.    Amongst all this, we are called by Jesus to be peacemakers.

presented by DONNA  MULHEARN

Donna is a contemplative activist, writer and speaker.   She was a human shield during the war in Iraq and returned several times as an aid worker and human rights activist, and researcher, focusing on the impact of toxic weapons on the Iraqi community.   She is a journalist, former political adviser and currently active in many peace, human rights, and environmental issues.  Featured on ABC’s Australian Story program, her book, Ordinary Courage, a memoir about her experience as a human shield in Iraq, was published in 2010.   She describes herself as a Pilgrim and Storyteller and practices a spirituality of action and contemplation which includes living simply and the odd act of nonviolent  civil disobedience!



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Refreshments provided.      Entry by donation.

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Santa Maria Hall, 253 Great Western Hwy, Lawson, New South Wales, 2783, Australia


Santa Maria Hall, Lawson (in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney);

Parking at Our Lady of the Nativity Catholic Church Lawson (enter by Somers Street)  – OR – Kitchener Street, Lawson (8 spaces).   To gain access to the car park please exit the Great Western Highway onto Somers Road immediately before the church.

For railway travelers to Lawson:

Go east on the Great Western Highway. Turn right at Orient St., left into Mary St. Walk to the end. (10 min. walk)