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Peter is involved in the following works and projects

Consultant Pastoral Supervisor and Supervisor Trainer.
Supervisor for people in ministry and faith based organisations.
Australasian Association of Supervision (AAOS) Transforming Practices Inc and Association of Pastoral Supervision and Education United Kingdom (APSE-UK)

Rachel's Vineyard Ministries Sydney

Post abortion ministry Peter is Chair

The Swag

National Council of Priests Quarterly Magazine. Editor

Ministries with LGBTI people
RCiA Rainbow Catholics InterAgency.
Equal Voices

PALMS Australia
Volunteers abroad and in Australian indigenous communities

UTS Human Research Ethnics Committee

Address: 30 63-69 Bonar St Arncliffe 2205
Phone 61 (02) 9051 1485
Mobile (61) 0439 460 779
Email: petermaher [at] hotmail.com
ABN: 817 379 67337

Monday, November 3, 2014

Peter recieves UTS Community Alumni Award - Oct. 23 2014

Vicki Sarah, Chancellor, Peter with award, Attila Brungs, Vice Chancellor
Here is the acceptance speech.
I am honoured to receive this award because of the place UTS has held in my life and continues to hold.
I became Catholic chaplain here in 1995 and enjoyed a wonderful 14 years serving the UTS community as Catholic chaplain and co-ordinator of the Multifaith chaplaincy.
I studied here for 2 years in the School of Adult Education and was awarded a Masters Degree in 2001.
In the best UTS tradition of embedding education in workplace practice, my education at UTS has been enormously helpful in my work at the university and in the pastoral and professional  ministries in which I have been involved.
The challenges offered while gaining a good grounding in community and radical adult education theory has led me to be able to understand and develop transformative practice in my work with young people, lesbian and gay people, those who suffer after an abortion and those who seek to learn as reflective practitioners in my work as a pastoral supervisor of those working in ministry and the helping professions.   
I am pleased to continue to be involved with the UTS community as a member of the Human Research Ethics Committee.
Thank you to those who nominated me for this award, those who support me in my work and those marvellous community educators, activists and thinkers who facilitated my education here at UTS.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Peter receives OAM 2014

I am very proud to have received the MEDAL (OAM) OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA IN THE GENERAL DIVISION today.  This award is a testament to the organisations listed below who have supported me in the many ministries and activities that have blessed me in my life.  Thanks to you all and the many more people in my life - too many for the citation itself.  
Thanks so much to all involved in the process of nominating me for this award - you are very kind.  See full citation below.  

Thankyou party at Tandoori Hut go to: http://www.sadaewatansydney.com/petermaher.htm

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.
Co-Founder, 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.
Co-Editor, 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.