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Tuesday, 25 April, 2017

Frank Buchman, initiator of Moral Re-Armament, was an American with distant Swiss-German roots. Buchman had a deep love for Germany. The period covered here, roughly 1920-1950, begins with a defeated Germany suffering economic collapse and widespread hardship following World War I. It covers the 12 years of Nazi power, which promised rebirth but brought tyranny, genocide and national destruction. It ends as a democratic Federal Republic and a reconciled Western Europe are about to take shape.

Thursday, 16 February, 2017

Shanaka Fernando is the revolutionary pioneer who created a chain of community restaurants called Lentil as Anything. The ‘pay-as-you-feel’ business model became a hit in the 2000s, filling up seats up all operations hours. He was recognized as ‘Australian of the Year’ in 2007, and was also featured on MasterChef with the Dalai Lama in 2012.

Friday, 09 December, 2016

The Promise of Diversity: the Story of Jerzy Zubrzycki, Architect of Multicultural Australia by J.H. Williams and J. Bond.