Episode 7 – Story 3
‘Father Bob Maguire’-Part 2- Length 5:08
By the mid 1970s, working class South Melbourne had become bourgeois. Father Bob had lost his flock. He found a new one with the homeless street kids in the red light district of neighbouring St Kilda. Now the Church itself was about to challenge him.
“Religion should unite all hearts and cause wars and disputes to vanish from the face of the earth, give birth to spirituality, and bring life and light to each heart. If religion becomes a cause of dislike, hatred and division, it were better to be without it, and to withdraw from such a religion would be a truly religious act. For it is clear that the purpose of a remedy is to cure; but if the remedy should only aggravate the complaint it had better be left alone. Any religion which is not a cause of love and unity is no religion”
–‘Abdu’l-Bahá – Eldest son of Bahá’u’lláh, the founder of the Bahá’í Faith.