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Remembering the forgotten in the COVID-19 environment

“The safety and wellbeing of our communities can only be protected if we collectively do everything we can to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all, and this includes for refugees and people seeking asylum,” says the ACSQ Justice Unit’s Peter Branjerdporn, who is also a pharmacist, father and Brisbane detention centre visitor

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Caring for each other and staying connected during this challenging time

“Historically, in times of social need, the Church has always made a significant contribution to caring for and protecting others, and the current pandemic situation is no different. While there may be many usual activities and services that we cannot continue in the coming months, with creativity and planning we will have a key role to play,” says Archbishop Phillip Aspinall

(L-R) Frances Thompson (wife of Bishop John Roundhill), Anglican Bishop of The Southern Region The Right Rev’d John Roundhill, Catholic Archbishop of Brisbane The Most Rev’d Mark Coleridge and Coptic Orthodox priest Fr David Mahrous at the 18 March 2019 prayer service for Christchurch mosque attack victims at The Islamic College of Brisbane
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Christchurch mosque massacres: first anniversary

A statement and prayer have been made available to the Australian community for the sad occasion of the first anniversary of the Christchurch mosque attacks by Religions for Peace Australia, the Islamic Council of Victoria and members of other Australian Islamic groups

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Lifesaving Medevac repealed

The Australian Churches Refugee Taskforce and the National Council of Churches in Australia have released a joint media statement in response to the recent decision to repeal lifesaving Medevac legislation, with former Socceroo and human rights advocate Craig Foster calling on us to sign the ‘Game Over: get people to safety’ petition

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Call for unified national leadership on climate change

The National Council of Churches in Australia urges Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese to convene a roundtable on climate change, shaping a bipartisan approach and drawing in civil society leaders