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Australia bushfires


Art, faith, justice and Reconciliation

“My Anglican faith feeds into my artistic drive, motivating me to continue to pursue social justice and Reconciliation through my practice and to continue to find ways to adapt in challenging times, such as these,” says local artist, Community of The Way member and Gubbi Gubbi descendent John Hammer in the continuing anglican focus series, ‘How my art intersects with my faith’


Bushfire Lament

Earlier this year, a Bush Fire Prayer Vigil was held at St Francis College – the service provided space for people to bring their grief, hopes and longings for the earth and communities devastated by the unprecedented bushfire season that Australia had been, and still is, coming to terms with. Bishop Cam Venables wrote this lament for the earth, which he played at the service


Going where God calls

“When I arrived at the evacuation point, I found Fr Dan Talbot talking to a Police Inspector – the police had decided to form a convoy of police and public vehicles to bring everyone down the mountain safely, and we were just waiting for the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services to give them the okay,” says police chaplain Jane Vines, who served in the recent bushfire crisis