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Young People

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

Sasha Tranter from Anglicare Southern Queensland’s Reconnect Program, with NRL Great Scott Prince, Anglicare client Star and Youth Worker at INSYNC Greg Tait on the official Suncorp Stadium grounds in 2022

NRL great Scott Prince inspires young people to follow their dreams

Scott Prince is one of the National Rugby League greats, so it’s safe to say he knows a thing or two about following your dreams. As part of Anglicare Southern Queensland’s ongoing partnership with the NRL, Scott took an Anglicare client on a tour of Suncorp Stadium and the two had a chat about their life experiences


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

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