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Features West Papuan independence leader Benny Wenda with EU Parliamentarians Features

“I want Australian Anglicans to know about West Papua”

“Human rights abuses of West Papuans by the Indonesian Government have gone on for so long that many people who were born since the Indonesian takeover are now grandparents. That’s why West Papuan Australians like me need to speak up in support of the Pacific Elders and others who stand up for the rights of my people to live in peace, freedom and safety,” says a former West Papuan refugee

Left to right: Henrik Grape, Mark MacDonald, Mari Valjakka, Ravinder Kuar Nijjar, Charles McNeill, Andreas Dahl-Jørgensen, Joseph Itongwa (Photo by Dr Elizabeth Perry, Anglican Alliance)
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“Heeding the Call of Indigenous Peoples”: Anglican Communion co-hosts official COP26 side event

This event, organised by the World Council of Churches, the Interfaith Rainforest Initiative, the Episcopal Church, Religions for Peace and the Anglican Communion, featured key religious and Indigenous leaders from diverse traditions. It was an opportunity for religious leaders across faiths to highlight the urgent need to recognise the rights and spiritualities of Indigenous peoples, and how important they are to “achieving the goals of the Paris climate agreement”

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Faith groups: the climate game plan must be for 2030

Faith communities across Australia held vigils yesterday outside the offices of Members of Parliament, including that of the Prime Minister. Their unified call was for Australia to take stronger climate policies to the United Nations climate summit in Glasgow later this month, especially for a stronger 2030 target

Homilies & Addresses

2021 Brisbane Peace Lecture

“Our geo-strategic situation begins at home. We live with the world’s oldest continuous culture. This culture has been in existence for over 60,000 years. It is significantly older than all other cultures and intellectual traditions handed down to us over the centuries,” says Professor Chris Barrie in his St John’s Cathedral International Day of Peace address