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Walk the Talk: free toolkit for churches

What if churches collectively applied their purchasing power to support products and companies that consider the wellbeing of communities and our planet? This free World Council of Churches toolkit aims to enthuse congregations through concrete examples of communities in action, as well as offer good practices and practical materials to “walk the talk” on economic and ecological justice

St Andrew’s Anglican College Year 10 students Kia Pulo (centre) and Ethan Bland (right) with their $4000 cheque after winning the University of Queensland Gen[in] Student Entrepreneurial challenge on Friday 28 May 2021, pictured here with Ruan Van der Merwe, Head of Commerce and Entrepreneurship (left)
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St Andrew’s students develop prototype to help farming communities impacted by drought

Two Year 10 St Andrew’s Anglican College students have developed an award-winning prototype designed around the philosophy of a clean, safe and sustainable future for how we generate water

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From preaching to the choir to shifting fence sitters

“My experience advocating for people seeking asylum taught me that you can have a lot of passion and good intention for a group of vulnerable people or an important cause, but that the right words and approach are needed for people to see your point of view or join the movement for justice,” says the Justice Unit’s Peter Branjerdporn, while inviting clergy, lay leaders and advocates in our community to a free online justice messaging workshop, co-hosted by Resource Church St John’s Cathedral, the Justice Unit and anglican focus

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From accidental double agent to more effective advocate

“I suddenly realised that I had been operating as an accidental double agent – simultaneously campaigning to get the kids who were being detained off Nauru, while inadvertently reinforcing the cunningly framed messages of political leaders who sought to keep them there,” says Resource Church Communications and Community Engagement Specialist, Michelle McDonald

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Resourcing churches in advocacy and justice communications

Resource Church leader The Very Rev’d Dr Peter Catt tells us about the collaborative work the Cathedral has been doing in the advocacy and justice communications space to help resource our church leaders in their opinion piece and press release writing; community forum and workshop presenting; media liaison; campaigning; political lobbying; and, homily and public lecture crafting