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Thousands raised for ABM projects through stamp donations

“I recently asked a couple, ‘Why do you buy stamps from Diocesan Anglican Board of Mission (ABM) auctions?’ and they replied, ‘Because of a trip to the tip.’ I couldn’t leave the conversation there. I had to know more, so I bought a cup of tea, and we sat down for a chat,” says Sarah Gover from the ACSQ Anglican Board of Mission committee

"I’m currently working in an internship for neurodiversity and access in our Diocese as part of the Equitable Participation Working Group, along with The Rev’d Ann Edwards from St Mark’s, The Gap and Peter Branjerdporn from the Justice Unit" (Tom Hammer pictured with The Rev'd Ann Edwards on 22 August 2021)
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Tips when talking to people with Asperger’s Syndrome

“Like all people with lived experience of ASD1, I have insights that can assist neurotypical people seeking to understand how we see the world and how we can be better engaged. This is important so we can participate more equitably, which is what being part of a Church is all about,” says Gubbi Gubbi descendent and Equitable Participation Working Group member, Tom Hammer

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Four locals, four stories about finding room in the inn

In this special joint feature, four members of our Diocesan community each share about a unique experience of room ‘being made in the inn’ for them, including a former refugee and priest, a ‘camper-outerer’ and Cathedral parishioner, a parishioner and disability advocate, and a priest who moved to Australia from South Africa

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Creative faith

“My art and my faith are definitely intertwined. One without the other is just not possible. And, art and faith and healing are also irrevocably intertwined. A lesson I have happily learned over time,” says artist and disability advocate Elizabeth Mosely from the Parish of Auchenflower-Milton

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Overhead projectors and wheelie walkers

“Sometimes involving unwell people or those living with a disability in church activities means things don’t quite go to plan. This is okay – and sometimes it is unexpectedly fantastic,” says an ACSQ community member and former disability pensioner