"When leaders in various fields ask me for advice, my response is always the same: dialogue, dialogue, dialogue. It is the only way for individuals, families and societies to grow, the only way for the life of peoples to progress, along with the culture of encounter, a culture in which all have something good to give and all can receive something good in return. Others always have something to give me, if we know how to approach them in a spirit of openness and without prejudice. I call this attitude of openness and availability without prejudice, social humility, and it is this that favours dialogue. Only in this way can understanding grow between cultures and religions, mutual esteem without needless preconceptions, respectful of the rights of everyone. Today, either we stand together with the culture of dialogue and encounter, or we all lose, we all lose; from here we can take the right road that makes the journey fruitful and secure." (Pope Francis, Address to leading members of Brazilian society, Saturday July 27 2013, reported online by Official Vatican Network.)

Course: Writing Your Life II - A Freeing Journey

Catherine Hammond Bs in Ed, MA, MPh
JCatherine Hammond

Starts 6 September 2017
Two things will happen with this course. First, through stimulating and fun techniques, you'll find memories coming alive, incidents you've almost forgotten -- funny, moving, significant -- and writing them down will give you a record of your life and times for your children and grandchildren. Second,looking at where you've been, what you've done, what you've felt over the years will bring deep insights, new freedom and growth.

Catherine Hammond has degrees in education, creative writing and philosophy, has authored several books and has been an editorial manager and free-lance editor. Over the years she has worked very closely with many life-story writers and has watched amazing things happen.

In various ways, you'll be helped to recall and describe your meaningful moments, and the whole experience will lead you to a greater awareness of yourself and all that fills your life.

Presenter: Catherine Hammond Bs in Ed, MA, MPh
Where: Aquinas Academy, Level 5, 141 Harrington St, Sydney
When: Four Wednesday mornings, 10am – 12noon, 6 - 27 September 2017
Cost: $144 per person

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