Lorraine Parkinson recently addressed the Council of Christians and Jews in Melbourne, basing her address on her recent book The World According to Jesus: His Blueprint for the Best Possible World.
An excerpt from the address:
Christians ever since can only be grateful that the actual teachings of Jesus himself were included in the gospels and therefore passed down through the generations. Whenever the church has remembered Jesus teachings and tried to carry them out, it has been a force for good in the world. When it has forgotten the teachings and proclaimed an all conquering Messiah/Christ, it has promoted division and exclusiveness.