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anglican focus wins prestigious social media award

Our Diocesan community, under the anglican focus banner, won ‘Best Social Media Campaign’ at the Australasian Religious Press Association Awards, which were announced on Friday night – congratulations to the six dedicated priests and parishioners who contributed engaging and insightful anglican focus content for the winning #AprilAngel campaign

(L-R) Frances Thompson (wife of Bishop John Roundhill), Anglican Bishop of The Southern Region The Right Rev’d John Roundhill, Catholic Archbishop of Brisbane The Most Rev’d Mark Coleridge and Coptic Orthodox priest Fr David Mahrous at the 18 March 2019 prayer service for Christchurch mosque attack victims at The Islamic College of Brisbane

Christchurch mosque massacres: first anniversary

A statement and prayer have been made available to the Australian community for the sad occasion of the first anniversary of the Christchurch mosque attacks by Religions for Peace Australia, the Islamic Council of Victoria and members of other Australian Islamic groups


Loving our Muslim neighbours

“When a mosque is vandalised or Muslim worshippers verbally abused, I often wonder whether we, as Christians, take for granted our own right to worship in peace and safety. Muslims are often easily recognisable by their hijabs or other attire, leaving peacemaking women and men who practise Islam vulnerable to bullies motivated by irrational fear,” says Bishop John Roundhill


Fireworks over firearms

Reflecting on the chemical similarities between fireworks and firearm ammunition, The Rev’d Andrew Schmidt says: “For me this is one of the central dilemmas that face humanity – the conflict between progress and concern for how progress will be used”