Spirituality on the Sofa (SOS)

SIP/SOS 2023 Calendar

Wednesday evenings via ZOOM 7.30 – 9.00pm (AEDT)

1st March   Topic tonight is our year’s theme expanded: “Spirituality in …”. 

Two speakers: Zaahir Edries and Dr Julie Thorpe


5th April   Topic: “Spirituality in Charity and International Development”.

Three Speakers: Nick Abraham, Joe Wehbe and TBA


3rd May   Topic: “Spirituality in life after high school …” . 

Two speakers: Jordan Jensen and Emily Hausman


7th June   Topic: “Spirituality in inclusiveness…” . 

Two speakers:  Elizabeth Duckchong and TBA


5th July   Topic: NAIDOC Week theme: “For our Elders”.

Speakers Norma Tracey AM  who for more than 60 years, has dedicated her life to working with new Aboriginal mothers, fathers and children, & Matthew Smith, former Principal of Jarjum College and now Education consultant with Summit Education Australia


2nd August .  Topic: “Spirituality in Autism ” .

Speakers: Dr Rev Ann Edwards, the Priest-in-Charge at St Mark’s The Gap, Speech Pathologist, and Researcher in family centered service provision; and Randa Habelrih, the founder and director of Autism MATES; a passionate advocate and voice for those living on the Spectrum. She is an award winning speaker, author, Autism advocate and mother of Richard who is also with us this evening


6th September   Topic: “Spirituality in Medicine” .

Speakers: Dr Louisa Sondergeld, a young doctor at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane; a  lecturer for the University of Notre Dame and tutor to Medical students at the University of Queensland;  and Dr Cam Hollows


4th October     CANCELLED.


1st NovemberTopic: Spirituality in the Synodal Process”. 

Speakers: Geraldine Doogue AO, well- known television and radio Anchor, journalist, published author and member of Catalyst for Renewal: and Fr Michael Whelan sm Parish Priest of St Patrick’s Catholic Church Sydney; a founding Member and Executive Director of Catalyst for Renewal


Posted by Gay Walsh in Spirituality In the Pub