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"A priority for all EAPPI teams is providing a protective presence for communities. For us, this mostly involved walking through the Old City, and other communities, while wearing recognisable vests in the hope that this would reduce the likelihood of human rights violations occurring," (Andrew Telford)
Resources & Research

Take a walk in the footsteps of an Ecumenical Accompanier: a Lenten guide

Australian Christian Andrew Telfer recently served as an Ecumenical Accompanier with the World Council of Churches Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel – his personal reflections form the backbone of an inspired free Lenten guide, which blends personal anecdotes, suggested calls to action and prayers

Dates & Seasons

Resurrecting Jonah

“Most people think of Jonah as a charming story rather than as a serious prophetic book. But my own fondness for this tiny book has led me to ponder just how much it may have been existentially important to Jesus in his own spiritual life,” says The Rev’d Canon Dr Jim McPherson

Resources & Research

"No perfect people allowed"

“During this Lenten season, what if we focus less on trying to perfect our abstinence, and more on living out an inclusive and holistic faith? Even as we repent of our excesses and indulgences, let us lean towards doing justice rather than going without,” says the Justice Unit’s Peter Branjerdporn, while offering some exciting new Lenten resources written by The Rev’d Deb Bird

Dates & Seasons

Why did Jesus curse the fig tree?

“The first image that comes into my mind whenever I think about the Lenten season is a deciduous tree – a tree that has no leaves on it that is preparing itself to regenerate new leaves, and with these, new life,” says The Rev’d Sam Sigamani from The Parish of Wynnum

Justice & Advocacy

Anglican hospital in Gaza helping to empower mothers as their young children make vital health gains

“Anglicans in Development (AID), part of the Anglican Board of Mission, has worked closely with the Ahli Arab Hospital for many years, chiefly in supporting its outreach to improve the health and future of underweight babies in Gaza. More recently, AID has begun supporting a new initiative that combines child nutrition services with educating mothers about nutrition,” says Dr Julianne Stewart