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Events Archbishop Jeremy Greaves Events

ABM Supporters Dinner with the Archbishop and Regional Bishops

Holy Trinity, Woolloongabba
68 Hawthorne St,

Join Archbishop Jeremy and the Regional Bishops for dinner and a panel discussion on “Mission in a Changing Landscape”. Enjoy good food and fellowship with local ABM supporters and representatives from other dioceses. Bookings essential. Cost: $50/person. RSVP by 5pm Tuesday 16 July online. See More.

Reflections Melanesian man ringing a church bell by pulling on a rope Reflections

What can we learn about mission from one of the world’s most successful religious orders?

“Being sent out in mission does not necessarily mean going somewhere far away. If God’s mission has placed you right where you are at this moment, how could mission bring hope, healing and the flourishing of life into the communities where you find yourself?” asks Brad Chapman, Missioner for the Anglican Board of Mission and Provincial Clergy Conference speaker

"The Australian Government only reinstated life-saving emergency UNRWA funding after strong community pressure. And, community pressure helped with Australia’s backing of Palestine’s bid for full United Nations membership at a United Nations general assembly vote late last week," says Australian emergency doctor Ahmad Abou-Sweid, as the Anglican Church Southern Queensland's Justice Unit calls for readers to contact their elected representatives asking for the suspension of military exports to Israel and implement appropriate sanctions
Justice & Advocacy

What is happening to Christian and Muslim Palestinians in Gaza and how can we help them?

“As a doctor, it is amazing to see how efficiently resources are mobilised here in Australia when an unwell or injured child comes into our emergency departments…But no resources are accessible to Palestinian children in Gaza — hospitals have been intentionally destroyed and humanitarian medical aid intentionally blocked. Children in Gaza are being left to die hungry and in pain. Why? Because Israel and its allies deem it acceptable since these children were born Palestinian. As a Palestinian and as a doctor my heart breaks every day I am unable to stop this from happening to my people,” says Dr Ahmad Abou-Sweid

Resources & Research

My experience navigating the Anglican Church as a Torres Strait Islander person

“I also often invite other Anglicans to see that Torres Strait Islander Christians are Christians in our own way. We seamlessly blend our ancient sovereign ways and knowledges as Traditional Custodians with the wider Church’s ways and knowledges. For example, as part of my baptism as a baby, my mum removed my clothing and nappy and held me up in the sea breeze to be sprayed, to first be blessed, by the malu (ocean). She then took me to the church for the service,” says Aunty Dr Rose Elu