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Climate scarves, teal independents and proposed treaty

“My friend knitted 100 colourful stripes representing temperatures from the past 100 years – the blue hues represent the years when the Earth was relatively cool; the cream and yellow indicate the years things got a bit warmer; and, the reds represent the years that became very hot,” says the Justice Unit’s Peter Branjerdporn

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How to lobby politicians: community organising tips for effectively mobilising volunteers

“Organising constituents, such as members of a congregation or ministry, to lobby their elected representative can be a highly effective advocacy strategy. In order for community organising endeavours to be successful, a strategic, persistent, flexible and patient approach is needed,” says Michelle McDonald from the Parishes and other Mission Agencies Commission

"I have decided to keep a nine-day fast as a lament for the nine years of suffering experienced by people caught up in our offshore processing system. The nine-day fast will take place on the steps of St John’s Cathedral" (The Rev'd Nicholas Whereat, September 2022)
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A hunger for hope: nine-day fast for refugees

“As a Christian, loving my refugee neighbour means doing what I can to be in solidarity with them”, says The Rev’d Nicholas Whereat, Priest-in-Charge of The Parish of Aspley – Albany Creek

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Australians are desperate for real action on housing

Anglicare Australia has called on the next Federal Government to boost social housing. The call follows the release of more election policies on housing, which will not do anything to make housing more affordable

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Honouring my curacy pledge six years on because everyone has a right to live in peace and freedom

“The enduring memory I have of the sanctuary training is the sense of unity felt by people of all ages who came together, raising their voices for refugees whose voices were being ignored. The people who participated were from different faith and no faith backgrounds. I remember one young person saying to me, as we sat on the steps of the Cathedral, ‘If church was like this, I would be a part of it!’” says The Rev’d Sue Grimmett from St Andrew’s, Indooroopilly