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15
May

Gratitude and Faith and my friend the Palestinian Imam at NSLF – Zalman Kastel

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Below is a blog post by Rabbi Zalman Kastel, reflecting on his experience speaking at the National Student Leadership Forum in 2011.   “As I write these words, I am sitting in Canberra airport feeling very blessed. I am reflecting on the fact that I can do better at being grateful. I was talking to […]

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15
May

Bigger Than That! – Zalman Kastel

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Below is an edited version of Rabbi Zalman Kastel’s speech at the Together for Humanity Interfaith dinner, 30 Nov 2014, released on his Blog in December 2015. Jacob, the grandson of Abraham, was afraid of his own brother Esau (1). It is the same today: Australians fear their fellow Australians. Jacob offered a heartfelt prayer, […]

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27
Jan

Murder in Parramatta: Cain, shame and responsibility – Bereshit by Rabbi Zalman Kastel

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One image has been playing on my mind since the murder of Curtis Cheng: the 15 year old killer waving his gun in the air and shouting. I see a link to the young murderer in Oregon who reportedly wrote that mass killings can get a person “known by no one” into the limelight. 1 […]

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15
Dec

Business and Social Change – Audette Exel

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Audette Exel is a founder of the ISIS Group and Chief Executive Officer of its Australian company, ISIS (Asia Pacific) Pty Limited (ISIS AP). She is also the Founder and Chair of The ISIS Foundation. The ISIS Group was established in 1998 and consists of ISIS AP, a private placement and corporate advisory business, and […]

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03
Dec

House of Hope

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Jon Owen has been a community seminar speaker at NSLF in both 2014 and 2012. He and his wife Lisa work in western Sydney with Urban Neighbours of Hope. The following article by Tim Elliot was published in the Sydney Magazine of the Sydney Morning Herald on January 20, 2012 Heroin has a way of […]

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