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Solomon Islands

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Words of life for those on the Way

“In my study hangs another reminder of The Southern Cross vessel – the Australian Naval pennant from 1941 when the mission ship was requisitioned during World War II. While The Southern Cross was used mainly for troop and cargo transport, the naval pennant hanging in my study serves as a constant reminder of how we are able to use even the best of things for purposes for which they were never intended,” says Bishop Jeremy Greaves

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Donation-based crowdfunding: tips and resources

“Through our ‘St Claire’s Clinic Taraoniara’ GoFundMe campaign, we raised $5,627, with this money going towards two large water tanks and their installation, providing drinking water and sanitation for the small Solomon Islands clinic,” says Bishop Jeremy Greaves, who also offer tips for successful donation-based crowdfunding

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Building up of a better world

Bishop Jeremy Greaves reflects on the legacy of his grandfather, the Bishop of Melanesia during World War II: “The Solomon Islands are very different to the islands my grandfather left 72 years ago and while there is still work to be done with regards to ‘schools, hospitals, dispensaries and training centres’, there are also new challenges to be faced”

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Sharing sacred stories and vessels

“When we extend an invitation to people, including seasonal workers, to join us, we have both the responsibility and privilege to listen to their story. Sharing narratives is at the heart of Christian community and essential for our own sense of person and place,” says The Rev’d Dr Imelda O’Loughlin, locum priest at St Alban’s in Gatton, in this Season of Creation reflection

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Parish partnerships in community outreach

“I have learnt that by listening and asking questions, my neighbours teach me how they want and need to be loved, and that by listening together we can achieve great things,” says community development worker and Liturgical Assistant Sarah Gover from the Parish of North Pine