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Christmas

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Archbishop Phillip Aspinall's Christmas 2021 message: Being a joyful people

“In Luke, the angel brings the joyful news to shepherds…simple ordinary people. They are the ones bursting with joy because the Lord God Almighty is coming to be with them even though they have done nothing to deserve it – God comes to them purely and simply because God loves them, “ says Archbishop Phillip Aspinall in his 2021 Christmas message

Brother Alois, prior of the Taizé community, visiting the World Council of Churches on 3 December 2021. His message for next year, "Becoming Creators of Unity", includes six proposals encouraging unity at all levels (Photo: Ivars Kupcis/WCC)
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Brother Alois: Faith in Christ means strengthening unity

The Taizé community is well known in the Churches around the world for its encouraging accompaniment of young people on their faith journey. How has COVID-19 challenged the community located in Southern France, and what do the young people thirst for in the time when most of our interactions take place online? World Council of Churches Communications learned more on these topics from Brother Alois, prior of the Taizé community, who visited the WCC in the beginning of December

Reflections

Being guided by the Holy Spirit in everyday life

“By intentionally growing in faith, taking time to reflect and discern before making decisions and sometimes choosing the less popular path are ways that we can be more open to the Holy Spirit guiding us,” says Lucy Dougherty from Gold Coast North Anglican Church and St Hilda’s School

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The Christmas truce of 1914

“Gradually, soldiers climbed out of their trenches, responding to each other as human beings…They walked into no-man’s-land, trusting each other and welcoming each other as they did so. This was the first time they had really seen each other – as people welcoming each other in the spirit of Christmas,” says The Rev’d Selina McMahon on the widespread unofficial Christmas ceasefires along the Western Front on Christmas Eve in 1914

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What Child is This?

Hear The Rev’d Michael Calder and Bree Uebergang from St Bart’s, Toowoomba sing a soulful rendition of this classic 19th century Christmas carol, which they recorded at Toowoomba Anglican School