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Open Space Forum: What does the Church mean by active "peacemaking" today?

Inside the Cathedral
373 Ann Street
Brisbane 4000

Act now and join an Open Space conversation, exploring active peacemaking as our Church’s response to the noise of war and violence. What does the Church mean by active “peacemaking” today? Peace is costly. Join us to make a difference. The gathering commences with a Eucharist at 9am and the Open Space conversation starting at 9.45am. RSVP by 12 noon Thursday 29 February. See more.

In May 2022, Wangan and Jagalingou Traditional Owners Meisha, Coedie and Nathan welcomed Cathedral parishioner Angie Mooney to Country, where they are keeping vigil near the Adani Carmichael coal mine.

Pilgrimage to the Waddananggu community

“I am very grateful to the Waddananggu community for welcoming me. It was such a privilege to be so welcomed to their Country and to learn about their culture and history. I felt empowered and humbled by their welcome. The Wangan and Jagalingou Traditional Owners make everyone an ‘us’ – they are inclusive of all even though they have been ‘othered’ since colonisation,” says Cathedral parishioner Angie Mooney


What might church look like beyond…?

“Synod’s open space dialogues in 2019 served to start important conversations about the future of the Church. Within our Diocesan community, groups are continuing to use innovative approaches to dialogue, such as open space and talking circles, to explore important topics,” says Dr Stephen Harrison, as he tells us about an exciting early November open space event


Embracing the emerging future

“The study of history reminds us that crises can be situations from which opportunity emerges. As the old passes away or crumbles, new opportunities can begin to materialise. However, for those opportunities to be grasped we need to be able to acknowledge them…We need to notice what the Spirit is inviting us to see and to respond to,” says The Very Rev’d Dr Peter Catt from Resource Church St John’s Cathedral