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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

Imam Uzair Akbar (centre front), President of the Islamic Society of Holland Park Tony Ahmad (front, fourth from right), Spokesperson for the Islamic Council of Queensland Ali Kadri (back, right), Aunty Bebe Ahmad (front, second from left) and other Holland Park Mosque congregation members welcomed The Rev'd Dr Graham Warren (back, left) and ACSQ Communications and Community Engagement Specialist Michelle McDonald (front, third from left) to Holland Park Mosque on Friday 13 September 2019. Fr Graham, Michelle and Peter Branjerdporn visited the mosque after it was vandalised with racist symbols and text, bringing with them a card of solidarity signed by Bishop John and a collection that was taken up desk to desk in the Cathedral Precinct.

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”