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Samaritans Launches Winter Appeal to Support Region’s Vulnerable

Launching the Samaritans Winter Appeal, CEO Peter Gardiner has called on the local community to show their support for vulnerable groups, such as young people and the unemployed. Mr Gardiner said, “Earlier this year, the Hunter was identified as having one of the highest unemployment rates in Australia. Coupled with this, we know that many

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ABM: Economic Empowerment in the Philippines

Fancy a healthy snack? If you were in the Philippines, specifically Barangay Nayon in Lamut, Ifugao Province, ABM would highly recommend the Taro chips made by Dolores Bayucca and her colleagues. At 53 years old, Dolores is the chair of the women’s group at St John’s Mission in Nayon. These women have come together to

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Freedom from Fear: Refugee Week

Refugee Week is Australia’s peak annual activity to raise awareness about the issues affecting refugees and celebrate the positive contributions made by refugees to Australian society. Khadijeh’s Story Words by Louise Mackay Khadijeh had been living in Iran her whole life. She was born there. Her family was from Afghanistan; they had fled their war-torn

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Mission To Seafarers Need Our Donations

The Mission to Seafarers need your generous donation of clothing. The Mission to Seafarers are getting a little low on clothes for the seafarers. Their free clothing is very popular and appreciated by the seafarers. The racks are looking a little bare! So if you have some clothing to donate, take it over. They are open 10am to 10pm.

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Tasmanian Anglican Disaster Fund – Flood Appeal

Severe flooding and storm damage is affecting Tasmanians in many parts of the State, especially in the North and North-West. The Anglican Diocese of Tasmania has launched an appeal to help those in greatest need with relief and recovery. There has been tragic loss of life, damage to property and serious disruptions to livelihoods, as

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Reedy Creek church “read-y” by candlelight

Our beautiful little country church ’St John the Baptist Reedy Creek’, (part of the Singleton Parish) has no electricity and on cold winter Sunday mornings, we often find ourselves scrambling for the closest seat to the window to feel the warmth of the winter sun. On Sunday morning on the 5th June, when the East

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Support Anglicans battling poverty and injustice

In the Lord’s Prayer, Jesus teaches us to pray that God’s kingdom will come on earth as in heaven. To pray this prayer is to ask God to act, but it is also to make a commitment to doing our part to realise this vision of God’s coming kingdom. Anglican Overseas Aid works with Anglican

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Gallery: Interfaith Dialogue

On Tuesday 31 May, the second annual Interfaith Dialogue took place at Bishop Tyrrell Anglican College. The event was an opportunity for the Muslim and Christian communities to join together to explore the true sense of what peace means to our religions. Each of us can learn and appreciate what we have in common and

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