An unlikely friendship

Mary Meets Mohammad
Review by Nigel Tapp

Mary Meets Mohammad is not simply another documentary demanding an end to indefinite mandatory detention for asylum seekers in Australia. What it shows is that, with time and access to the true facts, prejudices ...

Hope in darkness

Solomon and Marion
By Lara Foot, Arts Centre Melbourne, Fairfax Studio, 7 June to 20 July
Review by Penny Mulvey

South African playwright Lara Foot says we have to engage in the dark to live in the light. It ...

Let them be seen

Hidden People
Review by Andrew Juma

OF THE major pandemics afflicting the world, leprosy is probably the one forgotten by mainstream society. Akin to polio, it seems an anachronism, a disease long thought cured and consigned to history.

However, the existence ...

Slapstick genius


One Man, Two Guvnors By Richard Bean, Arts Centre Melbourne Playhouse until 22 June Review by Penny Mulvey


ONE Man, Two Guvnors is pure old fashioned, slapstick comedy exquisitely performed.

The latest Melbourne Theatre Company offering is another production from ...

Support for ministers

The recent suicide of Matthew Warren, son of well-known American pastor Rick Warren (author of A Purpose Driven Life), has led many in the USA to question the role church plays in supporting those who suffer with a mental illness.

In a ...

Lion’s tale

The Lion’s World – a journey into the heart of Narnia
By former-Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams
RRP: $20.95. Available at UniChurch Resource Centre
Review by Ross Pearce

It is something of a testament to the enduring ...

Mission memories

A seeker in Papua – the journal of a young missionary, by Rev John Kissack Arnold
Compiled and Edited by Iris Pederick (Arnold)  and Philip Pope
Price $50.00 (postage paid).
Available from  Iris Pederick 31 Sydenham Ave , ...

Reaching for the top: Mt Zion

In this film, writer-director Tearepa Kahi asks us to consider what can happen to a person’s roots – in their family and community – when they reach for the stars at whatever cost. Turei is a talented Maori musician living in ...

Django Unchained – racism unchanged

Django Unchained was arguably the most controversial movie nominated for an Oscar during this awards season due not to its brutal violence, but its liberal use of racial epithets. That Christoph Waltz won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor just ...

Paternal love

Beloved Father – Beloved Son by Graeme Rutherford and Jonathan Rutherford
Mosaic Press 2013, rrp $19.95
Review by Canon Dr Ray Cleary AM

This recently released book details a conversation about faith and belief ...