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Ecumenical solidarity: standing with Sudan in times of crisis

Since April 2023, Sudan has faced a harrowing humanitarian emergency due to clashes between the Sudan Armed Forces and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF). The consequences have been dire: millions displaced, basic necessities scarce, healthcare inaccessible, and education disrupted. Over 7.4 million people are displaced, making it the largest internal displacement crisis globally

Anglican Bishop John Roundhill (far right) and Muslim leader and former refugee Dr Nora Amath (far left), pictured with The Rev'd Alan Moore (centre) at St George's Church in Beenleigh, look forward to walking together on Holy Saturday in 2024, as Bishop Roundhill continues his fourth Holy Week “Walking the Walk” pilgrimage

Bishop John walking with inter-faith leaders impacted by conflict on fourth biblical-worthy Holy Week pilgrimage

Bishop John Roundhill has embarked on his fourth biblical-worthy Holy Week pilgrimage, and is this year walking with diverse inter-faith leaders who have been impacted by conflict, covering over 170km across South East Queensland


"Please pray — they will feel that prayer”

Members of our Diocesan community recently joined in a global ecumenical prayer vigil, hosted online by the World Council of Churches, which gathered clergy and lay people in solidarity, hope and lament for the people of Sudan who continue to suffer amidst the violent conflict — resources are available for online or in-person vigils


Cherish children: help end child labour

With the UN World Day Against Child Labour approaching on Wednesday 12 June, The Rev’d Bronwyn Pagram reflects on the scourge of child labour exploitation and what we as Christians and members of a common humanity can do to assist: “Given Jesus’ commands to cherish children and to love our neighbours, as Christians we should care deeply about the issue of child labour”