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Reflections Eliza at The Hideout specialty coffee shop hands Bishop Jeremy his morning coffee Reflections

Lessons from a benevolent barista

“Two days later I returned. Halfway to the counter, I was greeted by a smiling barista with, ‘Hello, Jeremy! A latte today?’ I realised in that moment that I had found my new favourite café. What a difference it makes when someone remembers your name, welcomes you and makes you feel like you belong,” says Bishop Jeremy Greaves

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Hit On Earth festival returns

The hit On Earth festival will return in October, exploring “Embracing Joy” under blossoming jacarandas at St Francis College, with another talented line-up of performers and artists set to help our community raise money for justice initiatives

Homilies & Addresses

Anglican Indigenous Network: Lambeth Conference 2022

“God calls us to respect one another. This, in part at least, involves respecting people’s territories, traditions and protocols; seeking counsel and consent; and, caring for one another. Respect is also about being welcoming and inclusive. When respect is fostered, harmony presides. When respect is denied, harm is caused,” says Aunty Dr Rose Elu in her Lambeth Conference Anglican Indigenous Network address

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Real Faith, Real Kids: Thomas

Thomas and his mum Kristy, from St Bart’s, Toowoomba, had a chat after church over some playdough, talking a bit about some of the ways that Thomas shares Jesus with his family and friends, while showing us how to play “prayer tag”

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International Day of Charity

The International Day of Charity is designed to mobilise people, not-for-profits and stakeholders around the world to partake in volunteer and philanthropic activities. Celebrated annually on the anniversary of Mother Teresa’s death, it’s also a day to acknowledge those who give up their time, money or effort to help those who need it, including Anglicare volunteers Anna, Judith and Katherine

Features

"Palestinians in Gaza need the world to know what they are experiencing"

“Since 2007, the people of Gaza have had their land, sea and air illegally blockaded by Israel. The blockade constrains the movement of Palestinians outside of Gaza, impeding their access to basic necessities like healthcare. Additionally, unemployment sits at more than 40 percent, electricity is only available for about six hours per day, and 95 percent of the water is undrinkable,” says Nils von Kalm