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Collaboration

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Emergency Action Alliance launched

“The Emergency Action Alliance will be activated when the most serious natural disasters and humanitarian emergencies occur. I think the Australian community will appreciate agencies coming together in a spirit of co-operation in times like this, rather than inadvertently ‘competing’ with each other,” says Anglican Overseas Aid CEO The Rev’d Dr Bob Mitchell AM

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Collaboration as solidarity

When I think about collaboration as solidarity, I often think back to the moment when I found out that I was pregnant with my wonderful son, Tom. I was 15 and what I thought my life would be, changed in an instant. I was left somewhat reeling at a time when teenage mums still experienced significant social stigma…However, the solidarity of family members, friends and churched people shielded and carried me,” says The Ven. Tiffany Sparks

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The collaboration of Peter and Paul

“They were very different characters, and that may actually be the major piece of wisdom we take away from this reflection. As we collaborate, we each have to be our own selves, rather than seeking to fit in with how other people expect us to think, act or worship…Their life experiences were about as different as two Jewish men could be during the time of the Roman Empire,” says The Very Rev’d Dr Greg Jenks

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Responding to the Holy Spirit in complex situations

“The program and learning community enable us to identify, discuss, reframe and approach the emerging opportunities within our Cathedral community and to apply the skills we are learning in practical ways to areas that the Holy Spirit is moving us,” says Angie Mooney from Resource Church, St John’s Cathedral on the Adapting Ministry in Complex Times program and co-learning community

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Navigating complexity together

“A key highlight of the first workshop was hearing a lay parish leader comment at the end of the day that she now knows that she is not alone in the challenges she faces, and that a complexity approach will help give her the language and a framework tool to help navigate her way through these challenges,” says Resource Church specialist The Rev’d Daniel Hobbs