"The parables of Jesus seek to draw one into the Kingdom, and they challenge us to act and to live from the gift which is experienced therein. But we do not want parables. We want precepts and we want programs. We want good precepts and we want sensible programs. We are frightened by the lonely silences within the parables." [John Dominic Crossan, In Parables - The Challenge of the Historical Jesus, Harper and Row, 1973,82]

Mary McAleese: Mandela Lecture in South Australia 2014

JMaryMcAleese04The former President of Ireland, Mary McAleese, gave the Nelson Mandela Lecture at the University of South Australia on September 3 2014. It is available as a podcast on ABC Radio National. Listen