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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

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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