South Australia: Interfaith Matters

Aboriginal artThe first Interfaith Matters discussion at Hope’s Cafe will take place on Wednesday 26 February 2020 at 6pm. The theme will be Aboriginal Spirituality and faith.

Our first Interfaith forum for 2020, here at last! Many questions will be discussed, mulled over and shared, we will meet new people, hear a rich variety of experience and beliefs and learn as we grow. We hope to connect, reflect and grow in our understanding and our journey together. Spiritual growth comes from practising Ubuntu – “I am because we are”. We started 2 years ago with the Interfaith Forum concept and developed the tradition to start the year with hearing about the faith and spiritual traditions of our Aboriginal folk.

Speakers: We will be in the blessed position to hear the voices of Tarlee Leondaris, Covenanting Officer of the Uniting Church of Australia, and Rhanee Tsetsakos, author, poet, artist, story-teller and their personal stories.

Come 5.45 for 6, we start with our meal, provided by Gulala with her lovely Kurdish food, and then commence the discussion about 6.45 until around 8pm.

The cost of the meal is $ 10 – $15 and a gold coin donation in appreciation of the hospitality of Hope’s cafe. You are invited to bring a friend. Please RSVP by Sunday eve, 23 February so that Gulala has enough time to prepare: 0437794410 or via email:

We can begin with the stance of being open for Dadirri, or Euro-inga-genindi (the local Kaurna word) which means deep listening. One definition describes it like this:

Inner deep listening; quiet still awareness; mystical apprehension. A living contemplation turned outwards to the land and things about us, but deeply conscious of living springs within. Voice of Creator Spirit. We call on Dadirri; Dadirri calls on us. Reconnection with the Sacred centre of all life.

Interfaith Matters – Aboriginal Spirituality and Mysticism
Theme: Aboriginal Spirituality and faith discussions on 26 February, 2020.
Presenter:  Tarlee Leondaris (Covenanting and International Mission Officer:UCA) and Rhanee Tsetsakos (Author, poet and artist)
Time: 5.30 for 6 pm –  8 / 8.30.
Venue: Hope’s cafe.   (corner of Norwood Parade and Portrush road).  
Dinner: $10 – 15  per person and gold coin donation towards Hope’s cafe.
RSVP: by 23 February to Liellie at 0437794410 or
Related Reading: Jesus and the Dreaming


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