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Published November 29th 2015
The community inclusive of all
I've always liked how religion can bring people together. There is that sense of community and connectedness that unites people to celebrate the good times, but more importantly help to pull people through in the hard times. In saying that, I have never found a religion that I felt really resonated with me.
It wasn't until this year that a colleague mentioned Sunday Assembly to me. It sounded great in theory, however my GenY scepticism kept my uncertainty at bay.
Sunday Assembly first came about in London in 2013 to provide a similar experience to church however be inclusive of everyone. It is now running in 8 different countries, with Sydney Sunday Assembly based between Redfern and Glebe.
Void of plans or excuses last Sunday I finally decided to head down and see what it was all about. As I walked in I was welcomed and told to take a name tag and offered tea. The room was set up with chairs, a stage and a MC. Admittedly it was a little awkward to begin with, as is any new experience in a room full of new people. As the MC started however, it felt a lot more relaxed.
Throughout the hour, a few people within the group got up to provide input in the form of poetry, playing music and providing interesting talks on a range of things all inspired by the motto- Live Better, Help Often and Wonder More.
It was definitely an interesting gathering but I must say I enjoyed the social aspect the most. There is time dedicated to mingling with others over refreshments. There is a large mix of people attending from all different walks of life that you may otherwise not meet, whom all seem to have interesting stories.
So if you have ever thought to yourself that you'd like to know your community better or even just feel like hearing some inspiring talks, it is worth strolling down and checking out what all the fuss is about.