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Pilgrimage to the Waddananggu community

“I am very grateful to the Waddananggu community for welcoming me. It was such a privilege to be so welcomed to their Country and to learn about their culture and history. I felt empowered and humbled by their welcome. The Wangan and Jagalingou Traditional Owners make everyone an ‘us’ – they are inclusive of all even though they have been ‘othered’ since colonisation,” says Cathedral parishioner Angie Mooney

The Very Rev’d Dr Peter Catt, a constituent of Trevor Evans MP, and The Rev’d Peter Moore, were forced to slip their climate action requests under Evans’ Albion electoral office door after they were locked out during their Australia’s Overshoot Day vigil on 23 March 2022
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SEQ Anglicans mark Australia’s Overshoot Day with bell tolling in churches and hymn singing outside Trevor Evans’ electoral office

Queensland Anglicans marked Australia’s Overshoot Day today with bell tolling across the south-east and a vigil outside the electoral office of the Assistant Minister for Environmental Management the Hon Trevor Evans MP, calling for effective climate action by 2030

Faith book reflections

The book I have given away the most and why: Peter Branjerdporn

“The book made me realise how disconnected I am to the land, sea and sky and how much I need to work on being grounded in Creation, which is really the same thing as Country. I now see God’s hand more in Creation and consequently my faith is more embodied rather than primarily abstract. As a city-dweller, this book’s explanation of the Dreaming and its liturgical resources enable me to embody my spirituality in Creation,” says the Justice Unit’s Peter Branjerdporn

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Complexity in understanding Country and culture

“Our languages are the most complex in the world, such that even groups within the same language group have difficulty speaking to one another. Language is contextual – we have words for those things that pertain to our space. In the Wiradjuri language, for example, there is no word for ‘sharks’ as they do not exist in our universe,” says Wiradjuri artist and priest The Rev’d Canon Glenn Loughrey

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Holmes is where the heart is

“I’ve been a part of many teams in my life, but the one I am most proud of is my family…I do give a big credit to carers out there, big credit to those guys,” says North Queensland Cowboys rising rugby league player Valentine Holmes, as Anglicare partners with the NRL for the second consecutive year

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Aboriginal Tent Embassy: the world’s longest ongoing First Nations land rights vigil

“Despite growing up in Canberra, I only first heard about the Aboriginal Tent Embassy in 1998 at the age of 22. During that year I was employed by an Aboriginal agency to tutor First Nations primary school children…At the end of the final tutoring session, the student’s parents thanked me with hand painted gifts, including a rock featuring the Aboriginal flag on one side and ‘The Aboriginal Tent Embassy 1998’ on the other,” says Reconciliation Action Plan Working Group member, Michelle McDonald