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Video Bishop Cam Venables Video

Bishop Cam's 2023 message to secondary school students

“For 30 thousand years, and 12 hundred generations, stories have been told and have been passed on so that the community can understand why a hill is in a certain place; where water can be found when it’s dry; where it is safe to go, and when it is unsafe. Jesus often used story telling when teaching and two thousand years later many of his stories continue to resonate because we can relate to them,” says Bishop Cam Venables

Video Bishop Cam Venables Video

Bishop Cam's 2023 message to primary school students

“I love visiting people who have lived on sheep and cattle properties for many years. They have learnt to care for the land and the animals they look after, which is brilliant…Even more brilliant are some of the Aboriginal elders I have met who have a much longer connection to Country, and a longer history of caring for the land. Knowledge has been passed on through older people telling younger people stories that explain what to do and where things are…Jesus used to tell stories and I’d like to share with you one of my favourites,” says Bishop Cam Venables

Faith book reflections

The book I have given away the most and why: Bob Randle

“I recall a two-page chapter, titled ‘Labels’. The author tells the story of a long bus trip to New Delhi. The tourists’ tinned food was stored in the luggage compartment beneath the bus. So when the bus went through rivers, the tins became wet and their labels fell off, with the tourists never knowing what they were going to eat until the tins were opened,” says Bob Randle from Holy Hermits Online and Cursillo