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Solidarity

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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

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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

Reflections

One quiet night when love was born

“When we prepare for the coming of God, we can never be sure where or how that visitation will occur. After all, if divinity can bed down as a wailing infant in a pile of straw amongst livestock, holiness can emerge anywhere and everywhere,” says The Rev’d Sue Grimmett as she explores what Advent means to her as part of our ‘Being Together This Advent’ social media initiative

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World Week for Peace highlights creative solidarity, common fragility

Under the theme ‘Creative Solidarity in Common Fragility’, people of faith all over the world are encouraged to demonstrate the power of prayer during the World Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel, held annually between 13 and 21 September, and includes the International Day of Peace on 21 September. Download the brochure resource, which includes a Bible reflection and prayers, action and advocacy suggestions and communication guidelines