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Now more than ever

“We need to listen to and reflect upon the stories of the ancient ones that have been passed down over generations to those living in the present. Christ has called us to this. Now more than ever we need to listen to His call to be compassionate, just and loving, so we can walk authentic Christian journeys towards Reconciliation,” says The Rev’d Canon Bruce Boase as National Reconciliation Week commences on Monday


Building Youth a Better Tomorrow

Check out this stunning video featuring three brave young people — Kayla, Will and Cherice — who have experienced homelessness share about how Anglicare Southern Queensland helped provide them with a place to belong so they could set and reach goals and flourish. It takes a lot of courage and strength to talk about homelessness and the future. Support the Youth Homelessness Project today by helping to provide a safe haven and a fresh start for young people in need

Justice & Advocacy

What is happening to Christian and Muslim Palestinians in Gaza and how can we help them?

“As a doctor, it is amazing to see how efficiently resources are mobilised here in Australia when an unwell or injured child comes into our emergency departments…But no resources are accessible to Palestinian children in Gaza — hospitals have been intentionally destroyed and humanitarian medical aid intentionally blocked. Children in Gaza are being left to die hungry and in pain. Why? Because Israel and its allies deem it acceptable since these children were born Palestinian. As a Palestinian and as a doctor my heart breaks every day I am unable to stop this from happening to my people,” says Dr Ahmad Abou-Sweid


Second "Praying for Gaza" Brisbane inter-faith vigil: rolling the scroll of children's names to bagpipe music

On Saturday 27 April 2024, 50 recognised faith leaders participated in a second “Praying for Gaza” inter-faith vigil in the Brisbane CBD, either reading names of children who have tragically died in Gaza and Israel since October, reciting from holy books or leading intercessory prayers. This video shows the rolling of the scroll of children’s names, including 4,000 of the 15,000 names of Palestinian children who have been killed in Gaza. Palestinian Christian Colette (whose family is from Jerusalem) and Muslim Palestinian Sameer (who has lost nearly 40 family members in Gaza) rolled the scroll of names, with the assistance of Anglican and other community members, as bagpiper Camille played


St Bart's Kids eBook — Matthew 28.16-20

Check out the latest scripture eBooks from Resource Church St Bart’s, Toowoomba, which adapt Old and New Testament scriptures for young children, including this one titled, “Into the world”, from the Gospel of Matthew