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What is happening to Christian and Muslim Palestinians in Gaza and how can we help them?

“As a doctor, it is amazing to see how efficiently resources are mobilised here in Australia when an unwell or injured child comes into our emergency departments…But no resources are accessible to Palestinian children in Gaza — hospitals have been intentionally destroyed and humanitarian medical aid intentionally blocked. Children in Gaza are being left to die hungry and in pain. Why? Because Israel and its allies deem it acceptable since these children were born Palestinian. As a Palestinian and as a doctor my heart breaks every day I am unable to stop this from happening to my people,” says Dr Ahmad Abou-Sweid

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"There is hope on Palm Sunday"

“For the past six months I’ve had a very heavy sadness upon me as I watched the conflict in Gaza unfold…I think the cracks are beginning to appear in the edifice. And it’s because the population of the world can see what’s happening and is beginning to name it for what it is — it is genocide. That word is now being used freely…The cracks are beginning to appear here and it’s all because politicians actually do not lead…They’re followers, and our job is to point the direction to them…There is hope on Palm Sunday because people actually care…People come out and they stand up and policy does get changed…The cause is just,” says The Very Rev’d Dr Peter Catt

You are warmly invited to join Bishop John Roundhill on his fourth parish-to-parish Holy Week pilgrimage between Saturday 23 March and Saturday 30 March 2024, and to bring friends and family members with you
Dates & Seasons

Walking the Walk: join Bishop John on his 2024 Holy Week pilgrimage

“…on this year’s Holy Week pilgrimage I expect to be walking with some people who have been directly or indirectly affected by conflicts, including inter-faith leaders and Christian leaders from Myanmar, South Sudan and Ukraine,” says Bishop John Roundhill


Installation of new Archbishop — a strong voice for social justice

History will be made on Saturday at St John’s Anglican Cathedral when the 10th Archbishop of Brisbane will be Installed before a packed congregation of eminent faith and community leaders, First Nations elders, school children, and members of the broader Anglican community

Homilies & Addresses

2023 Brisbane Peace Lecture

“The provision of basic human rights, and indeed peace itself that is so much under challenge right now in Europe and elsewhere, only come through the actions of people like you and I, and rooms like this all across Australia and throughout the world,” says Craig Foster

Justice & Advocacy

Compassion for refugees

Churchie Year 7 students recently welcomed a visit from former refugee Bishop Daniel Abot and refugee advocate and anglican focus editor Michelle McDonald who work together in the Episcopal Office