anglican focus

The news site of the Anglican Church Southern Queensland: nourishing and connecting our faith community

World War II

Reflections Reflections

The Taizé community’s songs and stillness: a spiritual game changer

“The Taizé community was formed by Brother Roger in 1940, originally dedicated to reducing the suffering caused by the German occupation in the Second World War. However, in more recent years, Taizé has become one of the world’s most important sites of Christian pilgrimage, with a focus on youth. Over 100,000 young people from around the world make pilgrimages to Taizé each year for prayer, Bible study, sharing, and communal work,” says Terry Gatfield from St Mark’s, The Gap

Features

“Talk of our noble sacrifice and losses to the wooden crosses”

“June is PTSD Awareness Month. We still have amongst us veterans of World War II and Vietnam who are living with PTSD, and increasing numbers produced through our involvement in Afghanistan. The human cost is high and long-felt. And yet, here we are aiming to become one of the top 10 producers of armaments in the world and hosting a weapons Expo,” says The Very Rev’d Dr Peter Catt

Features

Oodgeroo Noonuccal: contributions to our Diocese

In the course of indexing the Brisbane Diocesan Newsletter, a photograph of a former Archbishop of Brisbane standing next to one of the most prominent First Nation poets of the 20th century sparked a Records and Archives investigation into the connections between Oodgeroo Noonuccal and St Mark’s Church, Dunwich on Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island)