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Celebrating beauty and diversity in worship: We are an ecumenical and interfaith group of researchers and practitioners, passionate about the great richness of worship cultures in our own communities and beyond. Based at the University of Divinity, Melbourne, Australia, our outlook is international as well as local. We are especially interested in worship traditions as they emerge in new contexts, are handed on from generation to generation, cross lands and oceans to take on fresh settings, mix aspects of old and new practice, welcome difference, open up to strangers, shape communities, and bless persons. Appreciative enquiry is our guiding principle, and we have a media-rich approach to what we do. We love on-site visits to places of worship and liturgical events of many kinds. Our writings and reportage range from personal reflections, to video and audio journals, to more formal scholarly publications. Enjoy this website and return often!

The RITUALS AND COMMUNITIES tab—at the top of every page on the site—leads to site-visit materials that are always evolving; WHAT’S NEW—also at the top of every page—is often updated with varied insights in an Archive. 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF FIRST PEOPLES

Exploringliturgy.org acknowledges the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants of the nation and the traditional custodians of the lands where we live, learn and work.