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Advent Resources

Advent Resources

Downloadable Devotionals for Individual or Group Use The Making of a Messiah: What the women of Matthew's Genealogy teach us about Jesus. Way of Love Advent Guide Anglican Board of Mission Advent Resources: Songs From a Strange Land or A Voice In the Wilderness Advent Books Advent Manifesto by Martyn Percy Stick with Love by Arun Arora Unearthly Beauty: The Advent Saints by Madelen Smith Light of the World by Jill Amy-Levine Preparing for Christmas by Richard Rohr Keep Watch With Me: An Advent Reader for Peacemakers by Clair Brown and Michael McKay The First Christmas by Marcus Borg and…
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How we spend our days

How we spend our days

How we spend our daysis, of course,how we spend our lives. What we do with this hour,and that one,is what we are doing. A scheduledefends from chaosand whim.It is a netfor catching days. It is a scaffoldingon which a workercan standand labour with both handsat sections of time. A schedule is a mock-upof reason and order —willed, faked,and so brought into being; it is a peace and a havenset into the wreck of time;it is a lifeboaton which you find yourself,decades later,still living. Each day is the same,so you rememberthe series afterwardas a blurred and powerful pattern. Annie Dillard
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Red Rose Foundation Vigil

Red Rose Foundation Vigil

Today we gathered in Tesch Park to lament deaths by domestic violence, to remember and honour those recently killed and to call for strategies to that move beyond reduction to ELIMINATION of DFV in our communities. Thank you Speak Up Now and Red Rose Foundation for calling us together. Below is the text of Val France's speech. Today we are gathered here in Maleny as a sign of solidarity for the women and children, who have lost their lives to domestic and family violence murder. It is now day 230 of 2023 and to date there have already been 35…
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NCAN: Building Unity

NCAN: Building Unity

A new network of Anglicans hopes to encourage unity in the church among those of different beliefs in the face of increasing tribalism. The National Comprehensive Anglicanism Network wants to provide encouragement for Christians to work together for the truth that is in Jesus, rather than leaving people behind. Leaders say it will aim to build connection through encouraging grassroots communication, and facilitating conversation, with joyfulness about the faith. It comes as the Anglican Church worldwide and in Australia faces division over the issue of same-sex marriage within the church. Some member churches have left the communion to become part…
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Rangebow Spirit

Rangebow Spirit

It was a perfect Sunny Coast morning for the multifaith Celebration of Community on Sunday in the Village Green. Rev Deb Bird & The Very Rev'd Dr Peter Catt, with Speak Up Now - Stop DFV (Maleny & Blackall Range), Welcome to Maleny W2M, Montville State School, Lydia Fairhall, & friends from the Baha'i & Islamic faith communities, Inspiration Choir & more. #everyonewelcome #spreadyourwings #stmarysangels #dreamlovelive #rangebowfestival #jinibaracountry #kabikabicountry #community #respect #thanks Check out some photos or > Download the order of service here <
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Dedication of Our Red Benches

Dedication of Our Red Benches

Arundhati Roy once said: Once you see it, you can’t unsee it.  And once you’ve seen it, keeping quiet, saying nothing, becomes as political an act as speaking out.  There’s no innocence.  Either way, you’re accountable. For Christians, seeing has implications. In 2020 when women across Australia were marching against gendered violence, the Anglican Church of Australia did a survey to investigate the prevalence of Domestic and Family Violence in church communities.  Horrifyingly the results showed that the prevalence of DFV in Anglican communities is at least the same if not higher than the general population, and even more horrifying were…
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