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A reckoning that becomes a channel

“There is a gentle internal reckoning that comes with the recognition of how close our own humanity connects with other persons, whether difference is perceived or not. This reckoning is often a catalyst for the undertaking of small mercies that channels the flow of our own lives into the river of a wider current of change,” says Allana Wales from St Andrew’s, Indooroopilly

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St Bart's Kids eBook – Colossians 3.12-17

Check out the latest scripture eBooks from Resource Church St Bart’s, Toowoomba, which adapt Old and New Testament scriptures for young children, including this one titled, ‘Living Holy Lives for Jesus’ from Colossians 3.12-17


Lessons from an accidental advocate

“As welcoming celebrations continue in Biloela, and the Tamil family starts to rebuild their lives in peace after more than four years in immigration detention, it would be easy for us to return to our busy lives and miss the lessons from this inspiring story. To me there are many things we can learn from Angela Fredericks and the Bilo community,” says Peter Branjerdporn as Refugee Week approaches

Spotlight Q&A

Q&A with St Margaret’s Old Girl, St John’s Crisis Centre President and Gold Coast Volunteer of the Year, Diann Eadeh

Meet Diann Eadeh and find out about her current projects and goals, her thoughts on NAIDOC Week and “Being Together: Embracing Joy”, how St Margaret’s helped equip her for a life of service, how St John’s Crisis Centre and St Peter’s, Southport are working together to support mothers and children, and what person of faith inspires her the most and why


St Francis College to explore co-location ideas

“As well as preserving the Church’s heritage, the College needs and deserves more current facilities to nourish and form our people. And, the site’s 3.8 hectares of land has space that could be put to greater community use. We need additional income to pay for these works, so we and the wider community can make the most of the College and the site. While the Anglican Church Southern Queensland will continue to maintain ownership of the St Francis Theological College site, we will be exploring co-location ideas,” says Archbishop Phillip Aspinall