Alternative Facts presents

Quiet Faith

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 7:30pm
Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 7:30pm
Friday, July 20, 2018 - 7:30pm
Saturday, July 21, 2018 - 7:30pm
Lighthouse Studio
70 minutes no interval

by David Williams

Designer Jonathon Oxlade
Sound Designer Bob Scott
Lighting Designer Chris Petridis

From award-winning documentary theatre maker David Williams, comes a surprising journey into the world of the quietly, progressively faithful.

The place of Christian faith in Australian politics is often linked to conservatism and intolerance. Many members of the current Federal Government profess deep Christian beliefs and groups such as the Australian Christian Lobby loudly intervene in public policy debates.

Yet, new faith-based social movements such as Love Makes A Way actively campaign against government policies. The spectacle of religious leaders undertaking non-violent acts of civil disobedience, including prayer vigils in the offices of Christian politicians, has captured the imaginations of many. Other Christians work less publically to separate church and hate in their own communities and congregations.

Quiet Faith has been generated from hours of interviews with Christian Australians, each of whom has also selected a personally significant song. Beautiful, immersive, full of musicality and heart, Quiet Faith is an antidote to despair about religion and politics, offering a portrait of the very different ways that faith can underpin civic life.

“Quiet Faith is hallowed ground, a little bit like going to church, and a powerful voice for the faithful who actually practice what they preach. Whether you are a full-blown atheist, one of the flock, or a complete hypocrite, you will not leave the same
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