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Honouring my curacy pledge six years on because everyone has a right to live in peace and freedom

“The enduring memory I have of the sanctuary training is the sense of unity felt by people of all ages who came together, raising their voices for refugees whose voices were being ignored. The people who participated were from different faith and no faith backgrounds. I remember one young person saying to me, as we sat on the steps of the Cathedral, ‘If church was like this, I would be a part of it!’” says The Rev’d Sue Grimmett from St Andrew’s, Indooroopilly

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An open letter, a hand-written card and thousands of prayers

“When I returned home to Bilo from Perth in June, which was an emotional trip leaving me feeling exhausted and deflated, my spirits were buoyed upon seeing a hand-written card from Bishop Jeremy Greaves which he had mailed to me while I was away,” says 33-year-old Anglican Angela Fredericks, who is leading the national fight to bring Nades, Priya and their girls back home to Bilo

Four-year-old Tharnicaa captured the heart of the nation recently after she was medevacked to Perth Children's Hospital from Christmas Island where she and her family had been detained and where she had developed what was reported to be sepsis from untreated pneumonia (Image courtesy of the @solidaritywithBiloela Facebook page)

Anglican Bishops nationally send open letter to Government following medical evacuation of young girl

Dozens of Anglican Bishops nationally have sent an open letter to the Prime Minister and the Immigration Minister, calling for the immediate return of a young Sri Lankan Tamil family to the rural Queensland town of Biloela, after the youngest family member captured the heart of the nation this week


Dozens of Anglican Bishops nationally send open letter to Government calling for the return of young family back to Biloela

“As Christian leaders, we echo the call for a compassionate, fair, safe, common sense and permanent solution. We stand in solidarity with this young family seeking peace, safety and stability, and with the Biloela community who are waiting to welcome them back home,” write dozens of Anglican Bishops in an open letter to the PM and the Minister for Immigration


Refugee Week 2021

Refugee Week is an opportunity to celebrate the contributions refugees make to our communities, while raising awareness, remembering and honouring the perilous journey that refugees have taken to find safety and freedom – mark Refugee Week and World Refugee Day with these event, promotional, advocacy and ministry resources


Urban farm with a mission

“In growing organic produce and building community alongside the Romero Centre men’s group members, we are embracing the Anglican Marks of Mission,” says The Rev’d Samuel Dow on the urban farm he is building alongside people seeking safety in our community