Reconciliation Week 2016

Working towards Reconciliation By Peter Gardiner CEO, Samaritans The Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation envisions “a united Australia which respects this land of ours, values the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage and provides justice and equality for all.” This is something we should all strive to achieve. The Federal Government must actively support this vision

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Samaritans Winter Appeal

You can make a difference… By Peter Gardiner Chief Executive Officer, Samaritans Samaritans supported Declan* to get his life back on track after experiencing homelessness at the age of 17. (See his full story to the right.) He is now enrolled at University and hopes to become a social worker so that he can help make

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Anglican Care 60th Anniversary Celebrations

On Friday May 27 Anglican Care celebrated its diamond anniversary; 60 years of providing the aged with excellence in care and enhanced lifestyles. Anglican Care celebrated in style with a cocktail party at Club Macquarie on the date it all began. Anglican Care supports, including staff and volunteers of past and present, attended the special night

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The Anglican Consultative Council in Zambia

By Arthur Copeman Archdeacon for Ministry Support Across the world there are 85 million Anglicans in 165 countries. We are a global denomination ministering in a very wide variety of contexts and cultures. Given this it is important that there are places where Anglicans can be brought together to discuss matters of common concern. It

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L’Arche Hunter: The iPod Man

Fred has helped me to be part of the L’Arche Community. When he appears with halting, uneven gait, and cheerful sounds of greeting welling up from deep within him, people respond to him. You can see him securing his space, tuning in to his surroundings and sometimes, into his iPod as well. It’s generally not

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Church leaders come together for peace

Newcastle’s religious leaders have joined forces to promote peace. Last week Bishop Bill Wright, Reverend Stephen de Plater, Bishop Peter Stuart and Sheikh Mohamed Khamis came together at Christ Church Cathedral to promote ‪#‎peace‬ to the wider community through the ‪#‎giveusasign‬ campaign. Let’s continue to work in solidarity for ‪#‎peace‬ – keep your signs coming!

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Rev’d Dr Kim Miller to feature in ABC Compass Prison Chaplain Series

On May 29 Prison Chaplains – Part 3, an ABC Compass series, will profile Friendship House, a Samaritans service offering offenders a unique post release program where they are helped to reintegrate into the community. Chaplain Rev’d Dr Kim Miller visits James who will soon be released from Lithgow Correctional Centre. To help James adjust to life on the

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