Patty Fawkner is an Australian Sister of the Good Samaritan. She is an adult educator, writer and facilitator. Her interest is exploring the wisdom of the Christian tradition for contemporary life and communicating this in accessible language. Her formal tertiary qualifications are in arts, education, theology and spirituality.

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Science, the existence of suffering, and God

Terrorism in Paris, flooding in Bangladesh, Ebola in Africa, family violence everywhere. The suffering in our world is of such magnitude that each of us must find a way of dealing with it or accommodating it within our meaning-making scheme. Some people look for someone to blame and often that someone is God.