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Faith book reflections The Rev'd Jim Raistrick Faith book reflections

The book I have given away the most and why: The Rev’d Jim Raistrick

“I gave a copy of this book to the last couple I married and they told me that they read it together on their honeymoon! They say it helped them understand much about each other and even about relationships they’d had in the past that hadn’t gone too well,” says The Rev’d Jim Raistrick from The Parish of Surfers Paradise

Features Matthew Flinders Anglican College students and teacher Features

Learning the art of conversation

“Conversation enables parents to learn about their child. At the same time, parents are contributing to their child’s learning and construction of meaning…Conversation enables connection and reinforces the critical bond between a parent and child, reflecting the shared love and trust that contribute to a positive wellbeing,” says Chris Curtain from Matthew Flinders Anglican College


Dialogue and grace

Justice Unit Coordinator Jen Basham shares valuable lessons learnt during her formative early work years in social justice and policy roles: “I realise now there was an almost Providential thread that ran through all these early experiences. I had to learn a new paradigm of being: from debate to shared dialogue