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Loving your neighbour

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Mothers Union supporting Pacific neighbours with climate resilience

“Anglican Mothers Union Australia (AMUA) recognises the privileged position that comes from living in a high-resource country and the need to share financial resources with Mothers Union members overseas. To this end, AMUA is supporting specific projects in the Pacific over two-year periods,” says AMUA Coordinator for Overseas and Northern Outreach, Dr Robin Ray

"At the heart of the Christian message, as I have received it, is the idea that love should be the measure of all things" (The Very Rev'd Dr Peter Catt)
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Solidarity in the age of me

“To love is to want the best for the loved one, to see them flourish and live life to the full. Love leads to empathy and empathy leads to solidarity and solidarity leads to action on behalf of the other and for the other,” says The Very Rev’d Dr Peter Catt

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Building back fairer

“Many Australians, including Christians, generously donate to aid organisations who assist in times of disaster and in the development space by helping to lift living conditions. Fair trade can be seen as ‘aid through trade’. We all make purchases, including tea, coffee, chocolate, clothes and other goods. Fair trade is a way of doing differently what we already do every day,” says The Rev’d John Martin from Resource Church the Parish of Robina, as World Fair Trade Day approaches on 8 May

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Happiness

“Whenever one of her kids announced a plan for their life, be it to do with a course of study, a career change, the forming of a relationship or a relocation, my mum would ask us just one question, ‘Are you happy?’ For my mum, happiness was the greatest good; the measure of all things,” says The Very Rev’d Dr Peter Catt

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Loving our Muslim neighbours

“When a mosque is vandalised or Muslim worshippers verbally abused, I often wonder whether we, as Christians, take for granted our own right to worship in peace and safety. Muslims are often easily recognisable by their hijabs or other attire, leaving peacemaking women and men who practise Islam vulnerable to bullies motivated by irrational fear,” says Bishop John Roundhill