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Marks of Mission

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What can we learn about mission from one of the world’s most successful religious orders?

“Being sent out in mission does not necessarily mean going somewhere far away. If God’s mission has placed you right where you are at this moment, how could mission bring hope, healing and the flourishing of life into the communities where you find yourself?” asks Brad Chapman, Missioner for the Anglican Board of Mission and Provincial Clergy Conference speaker

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St Peter’s, Maroochydore community features in Council video series

“St Peter’s, Maroochydore recently participated in a video series showcasing the work of different people and organisations involved in the Sunshine Coast biosphere project. In our video, we shared our story about how we partner with OzHarvest to provide food and support and reduce food waste through our weekly community meal,” says The Rev’d Tania Eichler

"...we are holding an Open Space discussion on peace at St John’s Anglican Cathedral in Brisbane on Saturday, 2 March 2024, starting with a 9am Eucharist and the Open Space running between 9.45am and 2.30pm. All those interested in peace...are invited to help shape our responses and grow our learning, fellowship and faith in response to the Synod motion and to Christ’s teachings," (The Ven. Dr Lucy Morris)
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Active peacemaking Synod motion

“We know as Christians our citizenship in God’s kingdom is demonstrated through the sharing and advocating of love, justice and peace for everybody,” says The Ven. Dr Lucy Morris

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Bangkok, Brisbane and the Biblical call for creation care

While the scale of climate injustice in the world can sometimes feel overwhelming, there are practical things we can do together to bring about a world where peace and justice flow like a river in our relationships with one another, with God and with God’s good creation,” says the Justice Unit’s Peter Branjerdporn, as the Season of Creation approaches 

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Banyo’s new red bench blessed

“It is important for St Oswald’s Church to increase domestic and family violence awareness as part of our parish’s Mission Action Plan. This plan helps Banyo parishioners implement our commitment to challenging violence, particularly violence within families,” says The Parish of Banyo’s Elizabeth Nunn

Homilies & Addresses

Anglican Indigenous Network: Lambeth Conference 2022

“God calls us to respect one another. This, in part at least, involves respecting people’s territories, traditions and protocols; seeking counsel and consent; and, caring for one another. Respect is also about being welcoming and inclusive. When respect is fostered, harmony presides. When respect is denied, harm is caused,” says Aunty Dr Rose Elu in her Lambeth Conference Anglican Indigenous Network address