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Building Youth a Better Tomorrow

Check out this stunning video featuring three brave young people — Kayla, Will and Cherice — who have experienced homelessness share about how Anglicare Southern Queensland helped provide them with a place to belong so they could set and reach goals and flourish. It takes a lot of courage and strength to talk about homelessness and the future. Support the Youth Homelessness Project today by helping to provide a safe haven and a fresh start for young people in need

International International

Jerusalem: camps in Ramallah form "living stones"

The Episcopal Church in Jerusalem and the Middle East runs three camps in the summer, each lasting a week and catering to different age groups. They have to be held in the West Bank to be accessible to children in the Diocese: those living in Palestinian territory, or in the Arab countries immediately to the east of Israel, face huge difficulties in getting permits to enter Israeli-held territory, including East Jerusalem

25 June 2023, Geneva, Switzerland: Julia Rensberg of the Church of Sweden speaks during a celebration of the 75th anniversary of the World Council of Churches marked at the Ecumenical Centre and central committee gathers in Geneva on 21-27 June 2023 for its first full meeting following the WCC 11th Assembly in Karlsruhe in 2022. Photo: Albin Hillert/WCC

Clear message as WCC celebrates 75 years: “Trust your young people”

As the World Council of Churches (WCC) celebrated its 75 anniversary, the voices of young people rang out with hope, joy—and some pointed messages for their ecumenical family


Great expectations

“Not long ago I was at the door of a church greeting people as they made their way to the hall for morning tea after the service. A small girl was introduced to me by her granny, ‘And, this is Bishop Jeremy.’ The girl’s shoulders slumped and her face fell. She looked so disappointed. ‘Oh,’ she said, ‘I thought he was God!’” shares Bishop Jeremy


We are “all children of God”

“It is common in Christian churches, including in the Anglican Church where I serve, to find a wide spectrum of understanding about human sexuality and gender. For some, this is a sensitive topic. However, what remains paramount is the absolute necessity to create an environment that enables all people to feel safe and to flourish,” says Bishop Jeremy Greaves, Chair of the Anglican Schools Commission


Tips for reducing clothing waste

“We know that what we are doing now, and will do in the future, is contributing greatly to the circular economy and the environment, even in ways we may not be able to see directly right now,” says Year 10 Hillbrook Anglican School student Ella Zeeman, while offering tips for families and students