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Justice & Advocacy Phyllis Marsh, West Moreton Anglican College Justice & Advocacy

Why I am voting “yes” in the referendum: Phyllis Marsh

“Constitutional recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples through a pragmatic Voice to Parliament will elevate the education outcomes of Indigenous young people. Consequently our young people will be able to stand strong in who they are and be given the same opportunities as other Australian students. This is why I am voting ‘yes’ in the referendum,” says MaMu woman Phyllis Marsh, from West Moreton Anglican College

Justice & Advocacy Finance and Diocesan Services Commission’s Organisational Development team Justice & Advocacy

Implementing our RAP in relationship with First Nations businesses and artists

“In our workplaces we are keen to make a difference and contribute meaningfully in the Reconciliation journey, but we can sometimes struggle identifying opportunities to do this. One of the key ways we can practically make a difference is through our procurement decisions for both ongoing and ad hoc business and ministry needs,” says RAP Working Group member, Dr Stephen Hart

The original Uluru Statement From the Heart canvas was brought to St John’s Cathedral on 21 September 2022 by constitutional lawyer Professor Megan Davis, who spoke about the Voice to Parliament enshrined in the Constitution in this year's Brisbane Peace Lecture.

Uluru Statement canvas delights Cathedral Peace Day attendees

The original Uluru Statement From the Heart canvas was brought to the Cathedral recently by constitutional lawyer and Cobble Cobble woman Professor Megan Davis, surprising those who gathered for 2022’s Brisbane Peace Lecture and the Celebrating Local Agents of Peace Awards

Homilies & Addresses

2022 Brisbane Peace Lecture

“Our Country, our land, is integral to who we are. Our culture is a gerontocracy, which means that our Elders, our old people, lead decision making in communities, and are the cultural authority in our communities. The fundamental normative principle is that decision needs to be driven by community. So we designed a process that would enable us to seek advice from communities via a structured, deliberative dialogue process,” says Professor Megan Davis


On Earth festival

Embrace the Joy of On Earth festival 2022 with this lovely video featuring Blackstar Coffee kids’ sack race; Christ Church, Yeronga Youth Hip Hop Gospel Dance Troupe; First Nations singer-songwriter and St Francis College student Lydia Fairhall; the Baroona Farm team; The Parish of Robina’s Director of Music and Technology, Jackson King; Anglicare’s Thread Together clothing van; On The Way podcast’s Dom Fay and The Rev’d Sue Grimmett; forum panelists; and, workshop facilitators


Hit On Earth festival returns

The hit On Earth festival will return in October, exploring “Embracing Joy” under blossoming jacarandas at St Francis College, with another talented line-up of performers and artists set to help our community raise money for justice initiatives