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Season of Creation
Bishop John Roundhill reflects on what his coal-mining father would think about climate change: “I suspect my father would be applauding 16-year-old Swedish climate justice activist Greta Thunberg as she sails across the Atlantic on a high-tech, wind-powered yacht to tell the truth to powerful world leaders at the UN Climate Change Summit…”
Canon Ivor Church: more evolutionary than revolutionary
“During his time as Principal, he influenced the teaching and thinking of a number of graduates while ensuring that his views, more evolutionary than revolutionary, were heard through broader channels," says Diocesan Archivist Michael Rogers on long-serving St Francis College Principal, The Rev’d Canon Ivor Church.
Home at the centre of life: property managers supporting successful tenancies
Anglicare Policy and Advocacy Advisor Leanne Wood reflects on the meaning of ‘home’ and the implications for people when they are evicted from private sector rentals.
Elly Conway: a strong, ‘deadly’ black woman’s life on Palm Island
Elly Conway, the mother of the ACSQ’s Reconciliation Action Plan Coordinator Chrissy Ellis, tells us about her experience and insights growing up on Palm Island under the Aboriginal Protection Act.
Labyrinths: ancient practice, Anglican renaissance
Over the last 15 years or so, the ancient meditative practice of labyrinth walking has been gaining momentum across our Diocese: Randal Dennings, from St Matthew’s Church in Holland Park, introduces us to the history of labyrinths and local labyrinth activities.
Day of prayer for refugees
“For the 65 million displaced people fleeing war and persecution across the globe, ‘home’ is also a political word in a time where humanity can choose to either turn its back and reinforce the national barricades or else affirm that we are indeed responsible for one another,” reflects The Rev’d Sue Grimmett on The Day of Prayer for Refugees.
eSports make gaming a safe place for Anglican students
As part of the Anglican Schools Commission’s commitment to educating school students about cyber safety and respectful online behaviour, eight Anglican schools have signed up for the new Anglican eSports League, with students competing together at QUT’s eSports Arena and learning the 4Rs of online safety.
Anglican and Catholic Churches testify before euthanasia inquiry
Last Friday, Archbishop Phillip Aspinall was joined by the Anglican Bishop for North Queensland, Bishop Keith Joseph, and the Catholic Archdiocese of Brisbane’s Archbishop Mark Coleridge, in advocating before the Queensland Parliamentary Committee Inquiry hearing into aged care, end-of-life and palliative care and voluntary assisted dying.
Camping out at the aged-care home
“By sharing in Communion together, everyone gained a new and deeper understanding of what it means to say, ‘We are the Body of Christ, for we all share in the one bread’,” says AYCF Director Jonathan Kemp on the recent Ichthus visit to a Sunshine Coast retirement village.
Where’s the Dragon?
"Being a person of faith in no way means that we see things that are not there, but rather the way in which we understand the things that are there is changed by our faith,” says The Rev’d Andrew Schmidt from Good Shepherd Anglican Church, Bundaberg West.
Reading is my secret power
With secret powers, capes and costumes on hand, over 600 students showcased how they see reading as their secret power during the recent Book Week and Grandparents’ Day celebrations at Coomera Anglican College.
New innovative learning space for Cannon Hill Anglican College
Cannon Hill Anglican College (CHAC) recently launched a new phase of development, officially commencing the construction of a new contemporary learning and student precinct.
August 2019 Album
Check out the best August pics from across our Diocesan community’s three Regions, including from Anglicare, parishes, the Cathedral, schools, ministries, St Francis College, the Ekka, and more.
Sunday Devotion: 1 September
This week’s Sunday Devotion on ‘Humility and hospitality’ was written by The Rev’d Dr Ann Solari from St John’s Cathedral. Share this Sunday Devotion in your Pew Sheets and on social media.
Could you God, be calling me?
As Vocations Month approaches in September, you are especially encouraged to discern what God is calling you to be and to do. Take a moment to listen to Bishop Cam’s song to begin considering God’s personal call for you. Our whole Diocesan community is also asked to join in the spirit of the month and pray for vocations to the priesthood.
Wontulp-Bi-Buya College, Cairns
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Christians tell us why they are studying and working in the wonderful ministry that is Wontulp-Bi-Buya: “We don’t only learn about God, we learn about being brothers and sisters and that feeling of love that you feel within this college is so beautiful…The teachers understand us. They know our needs and they understand us.”