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Homilies & Addresses

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Defence Sunday 2020 homily

“Veterans long for the love of family, friends, mates, communities and even our nation, but true healing only comes from the love of God…In the decades since I last went to war, I have worked with those wounded in body, mind and spirit. They long for thanks, respect and love. And, when our love is God’s love, it heals a multitude of invisible wounds,” says Archdeacon to the Australian Army, The Ven. Rob Sutherland in this Defence Sunday homily

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International Day of Peace Lecture

Gillian Triggs, Assistant Secretary-General, Assistant High Commissioner for Protection, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), presents the ninth Brisbane International Day of Peace Lecture for St John’s Cathedral. Also speaking is Dr Tilman Ruff, Chair of International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) – awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2017

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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

“Violent, stormy waters that threaten to overwhelm and even to extinguish life is a recurring motif in the scriptures. From the darkness covering the face of the deep and the unformed chaos in the opening verses of Genesis, to Jesus asleep in the storm-tossed boat in the gospels, untamed, raging waters evoke potent fear in human beings,” says Archbishop Phillip Aspinall in his Week of Prayer for Christian Unity homily

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Being the hands and feet of Jesus

“As the Church, we are to be the hands and the feet of Jesus on earth. We are called to reach out and to touch the lives of the untouchables in our society, those who feel excluded from the company of others, and those who are forced to live alone or in poverty,” says The Rev’d Canon Linda McWilliam in this Anti-poverty Week homily