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Easter

Reflections Reflections

Hallelujah anyway!

“The Rev’d Anna Woofenden, a pastor ministering on the outskirts of Los Angeles, tells the story of a community of people – wealthy and poor, old and young, housed and unhoused – that found itself, quite unexpectedly, forming around gardening, eating and worshipping together. One of the focal points of Garden Church, which she founded, became the compost heap,” says Bishop Jeremy Greaves

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Toowoomba Anglican School Easter drama

In partnership with St Bart’s, Toowoomba, students from Toowoomba Anglican School narrate and reenact the Easter story, based on Mark’s Gospel, in this special video filmed at the school’s main campus

News

WCC-EAPPI Easter initiative to follow the footsteps of Jesus

While Christians around the globe prepare to celebrate Easter, military occupation continues to severely impact communities in the same places where Jesus himself is said to have walked in the Easter story. An Easter initiative by the World Council of Churches Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel now sets out to connect the Biblical narrative with current realities in Palestine and Israel, to spotlight the injustices of life under occupation

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Bishop Cam Venables' Maundy Thursday 2021 message

“He took a bowl and a towel and he washed the feet of his disciples…Sometimes I think we may have missed the point when Jesus said, ‘Serve each other in the same way that I am serving you now.’ Sometimes I think in today’s world we’d say, ‘Don’t think that you’re too important not to do the things that everyone else takes for granted. So take your turn cleaning the toilet, doing the ironing, doing the washing, cutting the grass, doing those nitty gritty things that in lots of ways we take for granted in family life and in community life,” says Bishop Cam Venables

Features

How a single church visit converted me to fairtrade

“I was first introduced to ‘fairtrade’ products one very cold night in 1997 while volunteering as a missionary for a year in Elizabeth South, a satellite city of Adelaide. A fellow member of an intentional Christian community invited my women’s household to a fairtrade hot beverage tasting event held in a local church,” says anglican focus Editor Michelle McDonald

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Bishop Jeremy Greaves' Holy Saturday 2021 message

“Because we don’t really talk much about Holy Saturday in the Church these days and we tend to fill it with church working bees or preparation for Easter, we like Good Friday – ‘Jesus died for us’; we really like Easter Sunday – ‘Jesus rose again from the dead!’; but we don’t like Holy Saturday – ‘the death of God’,” says Bishop Jeremy Greaves as he reflects on a famous TIME magazine cover