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Justice & Advocacy Aunty Dr Rose Elu Justice & Advocacy

ACSQ Parliamentary submission: 'Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God'

“As Christians, we place a high value on peace. The Bible records Jesus of Nazareth saying: ‘Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God’…We believe that the implementation of the Voice through the proposed constitutional amendment wording will advance peace and the ongoing Reconciliation process, thus helping to foster healing and unify our country,” say Aunty Dr Rose Elu, Canon Bruce Boase, The Very Rev’d Dr Peter Catt, Anglicare’s Sue Cooke and the Anglican Schools Commission’s Sherril Butterworth in their recent Parliamentary submission

While the Dean of St Paul's Cathedral in Bendigo, John Roundhill was arrested in October 2014, along with eight other Christian leaders, during a sit-in in a Senator's Bendigo office where they prayed for the evacuation of children on Nauru
Justice & Advocacy

A nation-wide movement that started in a pub and led to my arrest

“I was arrested around 10 years ago during a prayerful sit-in inside a Senator’s Bendigo electoral office,” says Bishop John Roundhill, with Peter Branjerdporn from the Justice Unit


Hit On Earth festival returns

The hit On Earth festival will return in October, exploring “Embracing Joy” under blossoming jacarandas at St Francis College, with another talented line-up of performers and artists set to help our community raise money for justice initiatives


Lessons from an accidental advocate

“As welcoming celebrations continue in Biloela, and the Tamil family starts to rebuild their lives in peace after more than four years in immigration detention, it would be easy for us to return to our busy lives and miss the lessons from this inspiring story. To me there are many things we can learn from Angela Fredericks and the Bilo community,” says Peter Branjerdporn as Refugee Week approaches


On Earth Festival: music, spirituality, justice

Check out this gorgeous video to see what all the On Earth Fest talk is about, including youth from Christ Church, Yeronga dancing to ‘Jerusalema’; Anglicare’s Lalania Tusa; the Baroona Farm team; The Community of The Way crew; the St Margaret’s Sculthorpe String Quartet; ABM volunteers; young singer-songwriters; forum panellists; and, workshop facilitators