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Justice Enabler, Social Responsibilities Committee

Peter Branjerdporn

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Lessons from an accidental advocate

“As welcoming celebrations continue in Biloela, and the Tamil family starts to rebuild their lives in peace after more than four years in immigration detention, it would be easy for us to return to our busy lives and miss the lessons from this inspiring story. To me there are many things we can learn from Angela Fredericks and the Bilo community,” says Peter Branjerdporn as Refugee Week approaches

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The book I have given away the most and why: Peter Branjerdporn

“The book made me realise how disconnected I am to the land, sea and sky and how much I need to work on being grounded in Creation, which is really the same thing as Country. I now see God’s hand more in Creation and consequently my faith is more embodied rather than primarily abstract. As a city-dweller, this book’s explanation of the Dreaming and its liturgical resources enable me to embody my spirituality in Creation,” says the Justice Unit’s Peter Branjerdporn

"One well-spoken young man, who gave many interviews to the international media in January, was first detained as a teenager nine years ago. His name is Mehdi Ali and he fled political persecution in Iran. He is a talented guitarist who taught himself to play while in detention" (Peter Branjerdporn, ACSQ Justice Unit)
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Set them free

“The immigration detention of tennis world number one Novak Djokovic leading up to the recent Australian Open brought the international spotlight onto the plight of people who have been detained for much, much longer than him,” says the Justice Unit’s Peter Branjerdporn

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Weddings, parties, Advent, anything

“I’m sure my friends on the Thai-Myanmar border didn’t think much of it when they welcomed me into their workplace, their parties and their homes. But all those cups of instant coffee over conversation made a deep impression on me – a kind of justice communion for my soul each week,” says the Justice Unit’s Peter Branjerdporn

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On Earth Festival: music, spirituality, justice

Check out this gorgeous video to see what all the On Earth Fest talk is about, including youth from Christ Church, Yeronga dancing to ‘Jerusalema’; Anglicare’s Lalania Tusa; the Baroona Farm team; The Community of The Way crew; the St Margaret’s Sculthorpe String Quartet; ABM volunteers; young singer-songwriters; forum panellists; and, workshop facilitators

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Join us at On Earth Festival

See St Francis College as you’ve never seen before in this video featuring volunteers, artists, musicians and presenters from and connected to our Diocese who are involved in the upcoming On Earth Festival, to be held on Saturday 16 October. Through music, poetry, art and workshops, find hope and inspiration for creating an alternate world where there is peace and justice