SOFiA Newsletter 166 June 2023
Exploring Values, Meaning and SpiritualityImage of dover beach
Annual General Meeting
This Zoom meeting will be held on Saturday 2 September at 2 pm.
  • John Thornley will give a talk “Redemption Song” about Bob Marley, poet and prophet.
  • Margaret Gwynn will have a Q and A session on “Challenging the Myth of Economic Growth” (see her April Newsletter article on de-growth). Please submit your questions at least one week beforehand to Mary Ellen (
To join the Zoom meeting:
Meeting ID: 823 6796 6223
Passcode: SOFiA-AGM (note the lower case "i" in the passcode)

Jock Crawford
Remembering Jock Crawford
Jock Crawford (1935-2023) was a stalwart Sofian. He wrote an account of his spiritual journey, intended for his wider family. Part of this, we print below. It’s a down-to-earth story no doubt repeated with minor variations by many of us. See more…

 John Bluck Author of Becoming Pakeha
Co-governance by 2040?
John Bluck, author of Becoming Pakeha: a journey between two cultures, published by Harpercollins and available in book stores now), provides two short articles on co-governance..  See more…

Doug Sellman
Rethought Religion

Doug Sellman reflects on his recent experience with the Christchurch “Rethinking Religion” group, a revival of the recently folded Sea of Faith group in Christchurch that had religious discussion as its purpose.  See more…

Zoom Meetings from the Melbourne SOFIA Group
The Melbourne SOFiA Group has monthly lecture/discussions, mostly at 4pm (NZ time) on Saturdays.  The information is emailed to members when received.

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