In his inauguration sermon on 29th September 2005 the Anglican Primate of Australia Phillip Aspinall delivered a thought provoking definition of what it means to be a Christian in our contemporary world. He said “Christians are custodians of an alternative vision of what it means to be human. A vision of a meaningful, satisfying, fulfilling way to live. This vision is an antidote, a cure. It does not remove human frailties or vulnerabilities. It certainly does not make church people mistake free. The dragons of today are no respecters of distinction between church members and others. They wreak their havoc within the church as well as everywhere else. And yet, despite its shortcomings and evident failures, underpinning the church and the good it does in the community is another vision of human being. To be truly human… is to be somewhat childlike, to be teachable, to remain humble, to eschew pride and arrogance and to be reverent towards other people and towards the natural world”.
Carolyn McDowall FRSA has gained considerable experience and business acumen in her professional career. An independent cultural and social historian, Carolyn is an interior designer by trade. She has been involved in the creative sector for over thirty years in Australia; completing interior design projects, creating and producing innovative corporate and not-for profit (social profit) community events. She has over that time continuously conducted independent research , while designing, developing, and producing educational art and design history programs in conjunction with renowned specialist colleagues.