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Celebrating Human Rights: Freedom from Religion

David Hines

David is a member of Auckland Unitarian Church, and also Public relations officer for the Secular Education Network.

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David Hines © 4 December 2016

Secular education – the battle behind the scenes

Good morning. I’d like to thank you all and Clay Nelson especially for inviting me to speak about human rights, and how it affects our state schools. Continue reading Celebrating Human Rights: Freedom from Religion

Does the Kingdom of God need God?

By Rev. Clay Nelson

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Rev. Clay Nelson © 29 November 2015

Making sense of the world is not easy. Psychologists explain that to do so it is necessary to organise incoming sensations into information that is meaningful. They think we do this by perceiving individual sensory stimuli as a meaningful whole. The brain creates a whole image from individual stimuli.

Optical illusion - duck or rabbit?

Sometimes what we see is really there but we see different things like the optical illusion of a duck that also can be a rabbit. Continue reading Does the Kingdom of God need God?

The Spirituality Gap

What is Spirituality? And do I want some of that?

By Rev. Clay Nelson.

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Clay Nelson © 14 June 2015

Some of you who only see me on Sunday may think I wear this collar all the time. No, it is not tattooed on me. While on occasion I wear it on a hospital visit or when participating in some public event like the gay pride parade, the only time I regularly wear it during the week is on Sunday mornings. The rest of the time you will find me more informally attired. My reason for wearing it is to remind myself of my role, like an actor putting on make-up and her costume. It is a spiritual discipline. Continue reading The Spirituality Gap