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Requiem for a ‘little one’: in thanksgiving for the life and legacy of Jean Vanier

The Rev’d Dr Jo Inkpin and The Rev’d Penny Jones reflect on the life and legacy of L’Arche founder Jean Vanier, who passed away recently:Operating on a not-for-profit ‘community model’ of care, people with disabilities remain at the core of L’Arche, affirming the centrality of relationships, the dignity of the image of God in everyone, and the values of compassion, inclusion and diversity”

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Canon Garland: ‘the architect’ of Anzac Day

The Rev’d Canon David Garland has long been regarded as ‘the architect’ of Anzac Day, and is a revered figure in the history of the Anglican Diocese of Brisbane. In this video, the Anglican Church Southern Queensland honours Canon Garland and explains why he is identified with the national day of remembrance that is Anzac Day. Lest we forget.

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It’s about different, not less

As part of this week’s #AprilAngel campaign theme ‘be a messenger of compassion through conversation’, disability advocate Bill Gamack, CEO of EPIC Assist and parishioner of St Augustine’s, Hamilton, encourages us to see the person first and take the time to have a chat: “Where I work we see the person before we see the disability. We have a conversation, we listen and we discover the person’s unique determination, skills, talent, creativity and resourcefulness”