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The Taizé community’s songs and stillness: a spiritual game changer

“The Taizé community was formed by Brother Roger in 1940, originally dedicated to reducing the suffering caused by the German occupation in the Second World War. However, in more recent years, Taizé has become one of the world’s most important sites of Christian pilgrimage, with a focus on youth. Over 100,000 young people from around the world make pilgrimages to Taizé each year for prayer, Bible study, sharing, and communal work,” says Terry Gatfield from St Mark’s, The Gap

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How a single church visit converted me to fairtrade

“I was first introduced to ‘fairtrade’ products one very cold night in 1997 while volunteering as a missionary for a year in Elizabeth South, a satellite city of Adelaide. A fellow member of an intentional Christian community invited my women’s household to a fairtrade hot beverage tasting event held in a local church,” says anglican focus Editor Michelle McDonald

Catherine of Siena: 'Catherine de Sienne. Par le cercle du Maître de Perea' (This picture is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International Licence)
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A maverick medieval mystic for modern times

“The noble example set by Catherine of Siena, who recognised Christ in all whom she encountered and bucked social mores by caring for people living with infectious diseases, will hopefully inspire us as our global community experiences health challenges unprecedented in the modern age,” reflects anglican focus Editor Michelle McDonald, as St Catherine’s Feast Day is marked on 29 April

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Community of The Way

Archbishop Phillip Aspinall introduces the Community of The Way, an intentional community of young adults, based on the UK’s Community of St Anselm, commencing in 2019 on the site of St Francis College, Milton – “It’s for young adults who want to commit to following the way of Jesus with prayerful hearts, enquiring minds and compassionate lives…”