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What is a modern day prophet?
The annual Prophet School is an exciting project seeking the call of justice in our country. The first prophet school was in 2009 when the Nobel Peace Prize nominee, Fr John Dear was brought to Adelaide from New Mexico USA. The organisers are called Roy's Retreat who relate their motivation 'Jesus of Nazareth was both Mystic and Prophet and any authentic following of him involves following him on these two paths. The Prophet in the biblical tradition is the one who knows the heart of God and pleads God's case to the people.'
Prophet School 2015 - What is a modern day prophet?
About Roy's Retreat Roy's Retreat is an ecumenical centre promoting contemplative practice in the Christian mystical tradition. The organisation is based in Willunga, South Australia. They promote contemplative prayer and living. They hold many seasonal Retreats and offer guided Spiritual Direction and Classes. As they are an ecumenical organisation they do not follow one particular christian faith.
Who are our Prophets today?
Prophet school has some big questions to ask. Who are our Prophets today? Who are the ones naming the blind spots, shadow and illusions within our Australian culture? Who are the voices calling us to compassion and justice in Australia in 2015?
Roy's Retreat is an ecumenical centre promoting contemplative practice in the Christian mystical tradition.
Prophet in Residence Rev Mark Riessen Mark works as part of the Churches of Christ State Office Team as Co-ordinator for Mission and Community Engagement. Mark is an excellent communicator and will inspire and challenge those who hear him speak at the 2015 Prophet School. Mark was one of five ministers arrested following a peaceful protest against children in detention. The news story is posted here.
The Prophet School will include opportunities for silence and reflection
About the day The Prophet School will include opportunities for silence and reflection, input from the Prophet in Residence, opportunities to reflect and share in small groups, some input on the Christian Prophetic tradition, contemplative prayer and commissioning ritual.