The New Commandment: Loving one another in the 21st Century
Stuartholme is honoured to welcome Hugh Mackay to deliver the inaugural Sophia Lecture. The lecture will delve into the topic ‘The New Commandment: Loving one another in the 21st Century’, a theme reflected in his latest work, The Kindness Revolution.
Revolutions never start at the top. If we dare to dream of a more loving country – kinder, more compassionate, more cooperative, more respectful, more inclusive, more egalitarian, more harmonious, less cynical – there’s only one way to start turning that dream into a reality: each of us must live as if this is already that country.
Following the ravages of 2020’s bushfires and pandemic on our mental and emotional health and on the economy, Hugh Mackay reflects on the challenges we faced during that year of upheaval and the questions many of us have asked. What really matters to me? Am I living the kind of life I want? What sort of society do I want us to become?
Urging us not to let those questions go, and pointing to our inspiring displays of kindness and consideration, our personal sacrifices for the common good and our heightened appreciation of the value of local neighbourhoods and communities, he asks in turn: ‘Could we become renowned as a loving country, rather than simply a “lucky” one?’
This is a complimentery event, however, please RSVP for catering purposes.