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2021 Brisbane Peace Lecture

“Our geo-strategic situation begins at home. We live with the world’s oldest continuous culture. This culture has been in existence for over 60,000 years. It is significantly older than all other cultures and intellectual traditions handed down to us over the centuries,” says Professor Chris Barrie in his St John’s Cathedral International Day of Peace address

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Synod sermon – Friday 24 September 2021

“As we gather for this Synod I wonder what ‘strange land’ you live in? As individual people, things happen in life that can cause us to feel lost, and in a strange land, and they include the experiences of love, grief, injury, disease, ageing, and unemployment…But collectively, as a denomination of Christian faith, I think there are at least three elements of ‘strange’ in the ‘land’ we currently live in,” said Bishop Cam Venables in his sermon during Friday night’s Cathedral Synod service

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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