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Seminar 13:
Monica Furlong: An Australian Appreciation

Monica Furlong was born in England in 1930 and died there in 2003. She was not easily categorized. Being a Christian had been central to her life since young adulthood. Much of her writing is to do with faith and spirituality. She maintained a critical and abiding love for the Church of England, yet hers was a remarkably un-churchy faith. She was a Fleet Street journalist for many years, and part of her great attraction to people inside and outside the church was her ability to "cut to the chase". She loved the beauty of Anglican liturgy, but she had little patience for fine-sounding utterances that did not connect to our ordinary human condition.

Linda Walter came to know Monica Furlong first through her writings, and later through her involvement in the ferment of Christian feminism over the last twenty years. Linda believes that Monica's voice is one that the church needs to keep alive.

In this seminar, Linda will use personal anecdotes and extracts from Monica's writings to convey something of the essence of this witty, tender woman and her fierce love of life, God and the church. There will be time for comment and conversation.

Date Thursday 21 September
Time 7.30 - 9.30 pm
Venue St Peter's, Eastern Hill
Cost $15 (concession: $12)
Conductor Linda Walter
is a counsellor and spiritual director. She has recently completed an M.A. in Spiritual Direction, entitled "Death, Grief and New Life: Conversations of Faith".

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