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Homilies & Addresses Dr Wangari Muta Maathai founded the Green Belt Movement Homilies & Addresses

Evensong address on Dr Wangari Muta Maathai

“When invited to offer a reflection in the Cathedral’s ‘Mystics, Theologians and Gob-botherers’ series I thought there was an opportunity for me to better understand the life and legacy of Dr Wangari Muta Maathai, whom I had some sense of as a Kenyan environmentalist, and someone who had inspired many people around the world to plant trees,” said Bishop Cam Venables in his recent St John’s Cathedral address

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Solidarity – in praise of ‘wokeness’

“Solidarity is about a journey into seeing how the world looks to those who are oppressed, and seeking to walk alongside those who are trying to shape the world into a place of equality and justice. Those who stand in solidarity seek to learn from those they walk alongside, and they are also challenged to see what role they also play in the oppression of others. This is as true for me as it is for others,” says National Aboriginal Bishop and Gurindji man Chris McLeod

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Ugandan Anglican Martyr, Archbishop Janani Luwum

“I am inspired by the life Archbishop Luwum led, his courage and the impact he has had on the Church, both in Uganda and globally…The witness of his life challenges me not just to be aware, but to be emboldened by his courage to step up in words and deeds,” says Parish of North Pine’s Sarah Gover on Archbishop Janani Luwum, who is commemorated in our Lectionary on Wednesday 3 June