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How one word divided the Church

“The Nicene Creed was originally written in Greek and translated into Latin…Over the next few centuries, an additional word crept into the Latin version of the Creed. We don’t know exactly how this unauthorised change occurred, but we do know that it caused enormous friction, anger and, eventually, what became known as the ‘Great Schism’,” says The Rev’d Dr Cathy Laufer, while offering a study guide for parishes so our community can take steps to repair the divisions in Christ’s Body

"It is a deep sadness that throughout the history of the Church, fear and distrust have become intolerance and hatred and again and again the Gospel of love – the pure celebration of the mystery of God – is distorted and weaponised and we turn God and the scriptures into our excuse for excluding and ostracising those whose difference unsettles or scares us" (Bishop Jeremy Greaves, Valedictory Service sermon, Chapel of the Holy Spirit, St Francis College, 24 October 2021)
Homilies & Addresses

“A blind obsession with love”: 2021 Valedictory Service sermon

“…a blind obsession with love requires us to build relationships not walls, requires trust not fear, requires that we make room for difference rather than cling to an arrogant assurance that my way is the only way,” says Bishop Jeremy Greaves

Books & Guides

Gender-Balanced Belief: A New Ethic for Christianity

“Reading this book has brought back memories of how we in the Movement for the Ordination of Women in the Anglican Church of Australia were joined by Catholic, Orthodox and Lutheran women and men, and others, to support our struggle for women’s ordination in the 1980s and 90s,” says Dr Gwenneth Roberts, trailblazing ordination of women campaigner