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Five Marks of Mission

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What can we learn about mission from one of the world’s most successful religious orders?

“Being sent out in mission does not necessarily mean going somewhere far away. If God’s mission has placed you right where you are at this moment, how could mission bring hope, healing and the flourishing of life into the communities where you find yourself?” asks Brad Chapman, Missioner for the Anglican Board of Mission and Provincial Clergy Conference speaker

Cannon Hill Anglican College students (L-R) Jemimah, Elodie, Harriet, Claire, Anouk, Sienna and Erin at the Lourdes Hill College special student forum in July 2023
Justice & Advocacy

Multi-school environmental student forum fosters vital dialogue on faith and sustainability

Cannon Hill Anglican College students recently visited Lourdes Hill College for a special student forum with Catholic and other secondary schools about Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’: on care for our common home. Find out more about the forum, including from CHAC Social Justice Coordinator Marion Rutter and students Sienna and Anouk

 

Features

Knowing me, Knowing You: understanding the “A-word" (and it’s not “Abba”)

“The challenging point is that knowing oneself as an Anglican does not come automatically, depending on your definition of ‘knowing’. For many of us, we have a feeling of what being an Anglican is. Ask a group of Anglicans ‘What is Anglican?’ after church one morning and you’ll receive a varied collection of answers,” says Jonathan Sargeant from St Francis College

Homilies & Addresses

Anglican Indigenous Network: Lambeth Conference 2022

“God calls us to respect one another. This, in part at least, involves respecting people’s territories, traditions and protocols; seeking counsel and consent; and, caring for one another. Respect is also about being welcoming and inclusive. When respect is fostered, harmony presides. When respect is denied, harm is caused,” says Aunty Dr Rose Elu in her Lambeth Conference Anglican Indigenous Network address

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Season of Creation: “Listen to the Voice of Creation”

“I love waking early, lying in bed and hearing the birds in the garden and, when I can get away camping, hearing the morning chorus. It makes a great start to the day. On my daily walk in the late afternoon I often hear the birds, insects and frogs marking the end of the day. These experiences help connect me to nature. Whether I am in suburbia or in the bush – it is the same voice of creation that I hear,” says The Rev’d Peter Moore, Chair of Angligreen

Reflections

Dispatch from a Lambeth Conference steward

“We Lambeth Conference stewards are a team of 48 young people, aged 18-35, from 22 different countries, with very different cultural and theological backgrounds and life experiences. Despite these differences everyone in the team treats each other with care and dignity, and openly hears others’ perspectives on difficult issues, working together to understand each other,” says Eleanor Reid from Community of The Way and The Parish of St Lucia