Exciting Breaking News!
Australia Day brought surprising, delightful news. Peter Maher, InterPlay Board member from Sydney, has received an Order of Australia for service to religion, and to the community through a range of programs promoting acceptance and diversity. Part of his award mentions: National Board Member, InterPlay Australia, since 2009; global social movement dedicated to ease, connection, human sustainability and play This is a great honour and something to celebrate!
Full Details of Award:
The Reverend Father Peter Desmond MAHER,
Newtown NSW 2042
For service to religion, and to the community through a range of programs promoting acceptance and diversity.
Catholic Chaplain, University of Technology, Sydney, 1995-2009; also established/Head, Multifaith Chaplaincy, until 2009; Minister of Religion, Human Research Ethics Committee, since 2012.
Parish Priest, St Joseph’s Catholic Church Newtown, since 1997; provides, weekly Friday night mass for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Catholics.
CoFounder, Benedict Barkat Foundation, since 2009; supported children’s education at St Mary’s School, Hafizabad, Pakistan.
Chair, Rachel’s Vineyard Ministries, Sydney, since 2001; a healing ministry for men and women touched by an abortion experience.
Chaplain, Palms Australia, since 1998; supporting overseas volunteers.
CoEditor, The Swag National Council of Priests of Australia, since 2010; quarterly magazine.
National Board Member, InterPlay Australia, since 2009; global social movement dedicated to ease, connection, human sustainability and play.
President Transforming Practices; fostering personal and social transformation through pastoral supervision.
Member, Organising Committee, National Conference, Tertiary Campus Ministry Association, Sydney, 1998; and Brisbane, 2004.
Current Supervisor, Australasian Association of Supervision