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Collaboration as solidarity

When I think about collaboration as solidarity, I often think back to the moment when I found out that I was pregnant with my wonderful son, Tom. I was 15 and what I thought my life would be, changed in an instant. I was left somewhat reeling at a time when teenage mums still experienced significant social stigma…However, the solidarity of family members, friends and churched people shielded and carried me,” says The Ven. Tiffany Sparks

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A Reconciliation message from Archbishop Phillip Aspinall

“Reconciliation begins with truth telling. Then it must involve taking action to set right situations where there is inequality, systemic racism or abuse of human rights…Peace and Reconciliation are central to the mission of the Anglican Church Southern Queensland. Strengthening and healing relationships with our First Nations peoples are fundamental to that mission,” says Archbishop Phillip Aspinall

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Harmony Day: celebrating with courage

“Let us recognise that we are all connected and that it is through our diversity and our shared values of compassion and a fair-go for all that make us Australians,” says Anglicare Southern Queensland’s Multicultural Program Coordinator and former refugee Claire Uwimana

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Oodgeroo Noonuccal: contributions to our Diocese

In the course of indexing the Brisbane Diocesan Newsletter, a photograph of a former Archbishop of Brisbane standing next to one of the most prominent First Nation poets of the 20th century sparked a Records and Archives investigation into the connections between Oodgeroo Noonuccal and St Mark’s Church, Dunwich on Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island)

Films & TV

High Ground

anglican focus film reviewer Jonathan Sargeant gives a mixed review of High Ground, a confronting colonial tale filmed in Arnhem Land, which is currently showing in cinemas