As Vocations Month approaches in September, Archbishop Phillip Aspinall asks us to consider and explore God’s call for us: “I encourage all of God’s people to discern who among you might be called to be ordained, to serve as leaders and shepherds.”
FarmAssist: how your contributions are supporting the health of our farmers and graziers
The Rev’d Kay Hart from the Parish of Goondiwindi tells us about a wonderful initiative that the Archbishop’s Emergency Relief Appeal is supporting to help keep our farmers and graziers in the Western Region healthy.
“I know some Christians believe everything happens for a reason. It is good that no-one actually said that to my face, as I probably would have felt like punching them,” reflects Frances Thompson on her cancer diagnosis and recovery.
“The good news is that we still have time to turn this situation around, as long as we collectively and urgently take responsibility and act,” says The Very Rev’d Dr Peter Catt as he call us to an ‘ecological conversion’ on Earth Overshoot Day.
“Other than Neil Armstrong who watched respectfully, no-one else knew that the first meal taken on the Moon was Holy Communion,” says The Rev’d Steve McMahon on the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11’s 20 July 1969 Moon landing.
With ‘World Day Against Trafficking in Persons’ marked on Tuesday 30 July, The Rev’d Prof Rodney Wolff, Priest-in-Charge of the Parish of Fortitude Valley and Social Responsibilities Committee member, reflects on the modern scourge of human trafficking.