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Cathedral Shop Manager Ann-Marie Reynolds holding the ‘Star of Bethlehem on Country’ Christmas card design, Kuku Yalanji artist Lalania Tusa with the ‘Journey Line of Lord Jesus’ design and The Very Rev'd Dr Peter Catt holding the ‘Star of Bethlehem’ artwork outside St John's Cathedral on 12 November 2021
News

Nativity story told through stunning dot art on new Cathedral Shop Christmas cards

The Cathedral Shop has commissioned Kuku Yalanji artist Lalania Tusa to design new Christmas cards, depicting the nativity story told through richly symbolic ancient dot art

News

“Heeding the Call of Indigenous Peoples”: Anglican Communion co-hosts official COP26 side event

This event, organised by the World Council of Churches, the Interfaith Rainforest Initiative, the Episcopal Church, Religions for Peace and the Anglican Communion, featured key religious and Indigenous leaders from diverse traditions. It was an opportunity for religious leaders across faiths to highlight the urgent need to recognise the rights and spiritualities of Indigenous peoples, and how important they are to “achieving the goals of the Paris climate agreement”

Homilies & Addresses

2021 Brisbane Peace Lecture

“Our geo-strategic situation begins at home. We live with the world’s oldest continuous culture. This culture has been in existence for over 60,000 years. It is significantly older than all other cultures and intellectual traditions handed down to us over the centuries,” says Professor Chris Barrie in his St John’s Cathedral International Day of Peace address

Features

Aboriginal art practices, stories and symbols

“Symbols in Aboriginal art are used as a means of communication for people, and for documenting histories, Country boundaries, ceremonies and food sources,” says Anglicare Cultural Support Worker and Kuku Yalanji artist Lalania Tusa, while inviting readers to join her in a dot painting workshop at a festival at St Francis College in October