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Complexity is our friend

“Complexity means one plus one can be more than two, then two plus two can be a surprisingly large number. A complex system is more than its component parts, for out of the relationships between the parts new things emerge. A lichen on a desert rock near Thargomindah emerges from the interactions between a fungus and an alga that normally cannot live in dry air or full sun,” says Prof. Roderick Rogers

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Coping with complexity

“Our community of faith ‘The Church’ has also become very complex. This leads to the call that as a community of faith we need to treat each other with more sensitivity, being very mindful and careful of what we say and do…Therefore, we need to be non-judgemental when our views do not align with the views of others around us,” says The Rev’d Rebecca King from The Parish of Yeronga and the Anglican Board of Mission

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Solidarity – in praise of ‘wokeness’

“Solidarity is about a journey into seeing how the world looks to those who are oppressed, and seeking to walk alongside those who are trying to shape the world into a place of equality and justice. Those who stand in solidarity seek to learn from those they walk alongside, and they are also challenged to see what role they also play in the oppression of others. This is as true for me as it is for others,” says National Aboriginal Bishop and Gurindji man Chris McLeod

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Solidarity in the age of me

“To love is to want the best for the loved one, to see them flourish and live life to the full. Love leads to empathy and empathy leads to solidarity and solidarity leads to action on behalf of the other and for the other,” says The Very Rev’d Dr Peter Catt

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Mothers Union: so much more than cups of tea

“Mothers Union advocates and campaigns at local, national and international levels to see these changes become a reality. Members are passionate about issues of social justice, communicating with governments and decision makers, and collaborating with other charities and organisations to help bring a united voice for change,” says Diocesan Mothers Union President Bev Perry

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Happiness

“Whenever one of her kids announced a plan for their life, be it to do with a course of study, a career change, the forming of a relationship or a relocation, my mum would ask us just one question, ‘Are you happy?’ For my mum, happiness was the greatest good; the measure of all things,” says The Very Rev’d Dr Peter Catt

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Climate activism

“In a seemingly barren political landscape of contradictory and poorly enacted policies, a new tide of capable leadership is called upon more than ever. Commitment to climate action will require ambition, dedication and, justifiably, compromise,” says 16-year-old St Margaret’s Anglican Girls School student Sophia Colledge