Last week, BISHOP STUART ROBINSON wrote an open letter to the Prime Minister expressing concern about climate change and the need for concerted action at the Paris conference in December 2015.
What do Anglicans think about same-sex marriage? Archbishop Philip Freier writes about how the religious understanding of marriage is become distinctive in secular Australia
On Thursday 30 July, the Public Issues Commission is hosting a hope and hospitality evening at St Simon’s Anglican Church in Kaleen. It is an opportunity for people to hear how churches are helping refugees and asylum seekers build a new life in Australia.
On August 6 and 9 the cities of Hiroshima and Nagaski were destroyed by nuclear weapons. RUSSELL ROLLASON reflects on the legacy of their destruction in light of the feast of the Transfiguration and the proliferation that threatens us still.
St David’s Red Hill worshipper, GILLIAN KING, jumped at the opportunity to join Yeb Saño as he led the 'People's Pilgrimage' in Sydney on 12 June.
Hope and Hospitality – working with refugees and asylum seekers -
On Thursday 30 July, a hope and hospitality evening will be hosted by the Public Issues Communion of the Anglican Church.
It is an opportunity for people to hear how churches are helping refugees and asylum seekers build a new life in Australia. The evening is an opportunity for our churches to learn from the experience of others and to identify ways in which people can get involved. We want to know what worked and what challenges proved most difficult to address.
For more information or to get involved, email Wayne Brighton on email@example.com.
Dirrum Dirrum 2015 -
Radford College is hosting the annual student led Dirrum Dirrum conference.
Dirrum Dirrum, which is the sound of red in Ngunnawal, seeks to foster a greater humanity around three activities: the development of humble leadership; creating a climate of inspiration; fostering a cycle of responsibility. it seeks to help secondary students understand how they can justice, act with compassion and walk humbly together upon the earth and with our God.
All secondary students from across Canberra and beyond are invited to attend a range of activities from 31 July - 3 August.
Download the brochure and plan to be there!
Catch the Fire Conference - Bega -
Bega Anglican Church is hosting the Catch the Fire conference from Friday 31 July - 1 August 2015, starting at 7pm.
This year, the conference focuses on encountering the Father and learning what it means to live as sons and daughters of God.
Cost is $50. Download the brochure.
Winter Quiet Day -
Winter invites curling up and dreaming, warm soup, stories, cherishing the heart. Come, be warm, rest, reflect, be refreshed, let your soul rekindle.
Bring your own lunch to eat at your leisure. Morning and afternoon tea
The Revd Susanna Pain is hosting a Winter Quiet Day at St Mark's National Theological Centre on Saturday 15 August 2015 from 9.30am - 4pm.
15 Blackall Street, Barton
Cost: $30. RSVP essential to Susanna on 0418 637 469 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
ICE or chrystal methylamphetamine is a drug that is tearing apart families and wreaking havoc on our communities, especially in rural towns. A forum held in Goulburn last week saw St Saviour's Hall packed to capacity as people heard about the dangers and treatment options available from the Police, Anglicare, Mission Australia and NSW Health. Have a look at the full story with photos.
The July edition of Anglican News is now available through the website.
As the paper's editor is visiting the UK, the next edition will be due in mid September.
How Can Personal Virtue Benefit Society? - Q Ideas
Pope Francis Is Making Christianity Radical Again - Faith Street
Anglicare WA launches children’s charter - Community News
Church leaders to embark on pilgrimage to Hiroshima and Nagasaki seeking an end to nuclear threats - World Council of Churches
7 Guidelines for Controversial Comments - Outreach Magazine
St John’s Care provides a course called 'Making Love Last' for couples preparing for marriage. The course is a mixture of discussion groups and practical exercises for attendees. A Power point presentation leads the program. There is a maximum of ten couples per course.
The presenters have a set outline to follow but are able to contribute to the course from their ‘lived experience’ of marriage.
For the Presenters we are looking for:
· A couple who have a stable and happy marriage
· Aware of the principals of Adult Education
· And are able to interact naturally with the couples
SJC normally presents five courses a year but this is dependent on demand.
Couple come from most of the Anglican churches in the Canberra Region.
The course is held on a Saturday from 9:30am till about 5:00pm. Lunch is provided and this is a time that allows the presenters and couples time to interact and mix socially.
The presenter couple are paid an Honorarium of $300.00 per course.
Contact: Sue Jordan, Director, St John's Care
Ph: 6248 7771
Mb: 0424 529 492
Posted 21 July 2015