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Video A man and a woman rolling a long scroll to bagpipe music Video

Second "Praying for Gaza" Brisbane inter-faith vigil: rolling the scroll of children's names to bagpipe music

On Saturday 27 April 2024, 50 recognised faith leaders participated in a second “Praying for Gaza” inter-faith vigil in the Brisbane CBD, either reading names of children who have tragically died in Gaza and Israel since October, reciting from holy books or leading intercessory prayers. This video shows the rolling of the scroll of children’s names, including 4,000 of the 15,000 names of Palestinian children who have been killed in Gaza. Palestinian Christian Colette (whose family is from Jerusalem) and Muslim Palestinian Sameer (who has lost nearly 40 family members in Gaza) rolled the scroll of names, with the assistance of Anglican and other community members, as bagpiper Camille played

"Hurry-sickness is something I have battled throughout my life, getting caught up in the unspoken demand of 'faster, faster'. Remembering to slow down and as Richard Rohr says 'fall in love with [my] life' (p.82) places my relationship with God first," (Susan Pietsch from Holy Hermits Online in 2024)
Faith book reflections

The book I have given away most and why: Susan Pietsch

“The author encourages me to stop yanking and shoving on the door to spiritual growth, and instead wait patiently for it to open,” says Susan Pietsch from Holy Hermits Online


Quiet Afternoon with Patrick Olivier

Holy Spirit Anglican Church, Kenmore
1036 Moggill Road

Jesus used parables to surprise and shock us and to throw us off the usual ways of thinking about God, the world, others and ourselves. He knew the creative possibilities of parables for teaching — they challenge the soul. This retreat, led by Patrick Oliver, will look at many of the New Testament parables. See more.