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Tips when talking to people with Asperger’s Syndrome

“Like all people with lived experience of ASD1, I have insights that can assist neurotypical people seeking to understand how we see the world and how we can be better engaged. This is important so we can participate more equitably, which is what being part of a Church is all about,” says Gubbi Gubbi descendent and Equitable Participation Working Group member, Tom Hammer

Love Makes A Way Community Organiser Peter Branjerdporn with Love Makes A Way volunteer Cassie Love outside the Department of Home Affairs at a snap donation drive for people seeking asylum at risk of homelessness on 25 June 2018
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From preaching to the choir to shifting fence sitters

“My experience advocating for people seeking asylum taught me that you can have a lot of passion and good intention for a group of vulnerable people or an important cause, but that the right words and approach are needed for people to see your point of view or join the movement for justice,” says the Justice Unit’s Peter Branjerdporn, while inviting clergy, lay leaders and advocates in our community to a free online justice messaging workshop, co-hosted by Resource Church St John’s Cathedral, the Justice Unit and anglican focus

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From accidental double agent to more effective advocate

“I suddenly realised that I had been operating as an accidental double agent – simultaneously campaigning to get the kids who were being detained off Nauru, while inadvertently reinforcing the cunningly framed messages of political leaders who sought to keep them there,” says Resource Church Communications and Community Engagement Specialist, Michelle McDonald

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Hope for Creation

Find out what insights three members of our Diocesan community have to share following a recent ‘Hope for Creation’ workshop, as well as about the biggest ever faith-based day of action for the environment, to be held in March