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Events Inter-faith people holding a "Praying for Gaza' sign at a prayer vigil in the city Events

Gathering to pray for Gaza: Brisbane inter-faith vigil #2

Reddacliff Place / Brisbane Square
266 George St,

(An alternative venue will be announced in the case of wet weather)


Gather with Anglican clergy and inter-faith leaders from different SEQ communities to pray for the people of Gaza, especially for a permanent ceasefire and a just peace. There will also be brief periods of silent reflection and music. In the hours leading up to the vigil from 3pm, community leaders will read the names of the more than 10,000 children who have died since October. Please bring friends, colleagues and family members; a cushion; a glow stick or LED candle; and, open hearts. See more.

Video Bishop Daniel Abot standing under gum trees near a wooden cross Video

Bishop Daniel Abot’s Palm Sunday 2024 message

“I remember my first Palm Sunday. It was in 1987. I was fleeing to Ethiopia from South Sudan, along with thousands of other young boys and girls, to avoid being conscripted as a child soldier. Even though I was only 11 years old at the time, I knew it was Palm Sunday. Because we were fleeing on foot through the bush, the only way we could keep track of time was by the moon. We gathered under a shady tree in prayer to commemorate the special day,” says Bishop Daniel Abot

"...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)
Justice & Advocacy

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

Justice & Advocacy

''Let Us Be Midwives!''

“After World War II the Geneva Conventions were developed in part to establish, as part of international law, that the bombing of civilian facilities is illegal. Russia is breaking this piece of international law on a daily basis in Ukraine,” says The Very Rev’d Dr Peter Catt