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Sieving or straining?

“One recent challenging incident had a quick and positive outcome, as I employed nonviolent communication as a helpful tool to resolve a matter and build relationship with relatively new neighbours…I find that the nonviolent communication principles and process help me to put what I am thinking or about to say through a sieve,” says St Andrew’s, South Brisbane parishioner Liz Wellauer

Archbishop Phillip Aspinall (Anglican Diocese of Brisbane), Bishop Keith Joseph (Anglican Diocese of North Queensland) and Archbishop Mark Coleridge (Catholic Archdiocese of Brisbane)
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Anglican and Catholic Churches testify before euthanasia inquiry

Last Friday, Archbishop Phillip Aspinall was joined by the Anglican Bishop for North Queensland, Bishop Keith Joseph, and the Catholic Archdiocese of Brisbane’s Archbishop Mark Coleridge, in advocating before the Queensland Parliamentary Committee Inquiry hearing into aged care, end-of-life and palliative care and voluntary assisted dying

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It’s about different, not less

As part of this week’s #AprilAngel campaign theme ‘be a messenger of compassion through conversation’, disability advocate Bill Gamack, CEO of EPIC Assist and parishioner of St Augustine’s, Hamilton, encourages us to see the person first and take the time to have a chat: “Where I work we see the person before we see the disability. We have a conversation, we listen and we discover the person’s unique determination, skills, talent, creativity and resourcefulness”