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World mourns loss of Archbishop Desmond Tutu

The world is mourning the passing of a towering figure in the struggle for freedom and for human dignity and rights: “Tutu believed passionately that the Christian faith is inclusive of all, and that Christian responsibility is for the good of all people. His leadership strengthened us all in that belief and continues to call us to action upon that belief”

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Anglicare Gympie thanks community for presents this Christmas

The Gympie Anglicare Foster and Kinship Care service thanks community members from St Peter’s Anglican Church, the Gympie Sports Club and the wider Gympie community who donated much needed presents for children in out-of-home care, as well as for the biological children of their volunteer carers, putting smiles on young faces this Christmas

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A daily memorial to the costs of dispossession

An online monument acknowledging the violent dispossession of Aboriginal peoples features a daily format, partly inspired by the Anglican and Catholic daily reflective offerings. ACSQ Anglican priest The Rev’d Dr Ray Barraclough has compiled the website, which features artwork from Melbourne Anglican priest and Wiradjuri artist The Rev’d Glenn Loughrey

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Brother Alois: Faith in Christ means strengthening unity

The Taizé community is well known in the Churches around the world for its encouraging accompaniment of young people on their faith journey. How has COVID-19 challenged the community located in Southern France, and what do the young people thirst for in the time when most of our interactions take place online? World Council of Churches Communications learned more on these topics from Brother Alois, prior of the Taizé community, who visited the WCC in the beginning of December