Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Innovation in School Ministry

The latest edition of Experiri is out!

Experiri is a quarterly newsletter presenting stories of innovation in school ministry from 
Australia and beyond. Each edition provides single page profiles of innovative strategies that have been developed in response to challenges or emerging issues for chaplains or others in the school, including Heads and Religious Educators.

 It can be found, along with previous editions, on the Anglican Schools Commission Queensland website at http://ascqld.org.au/experiri-3/

Monday, 26 May 2014

Anglicans on Pentecost

Pentecost is Coming! While looking for some video resources for Pentecost I came across this video posted by Lambeth Palace last year. It may or may not be something you would use with students (it is long and heavy on speaking) but it has a great message about the meaning of Pentecost. While you are on Youtube it is worth checking out some of the other videos posted under the LambethPalace account. More food for thought than useful resource though. Enjoy.

Friday, 9 May 2014

Week of Prayer for Reconciliation

National Reconciliation Week (NRW) provides Australia with a nationwide focus on reconciliation. The dates (27th May and 3rd June) commemorate the significant anniversaries of the 1967 referendum and the High Court Mabo Decision. 

It is a time for all  "Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures and achievements and to explore how each of us can join the national reconciliation effort".

The theme for this year is: Lets walk the talk.

There are lots of resources, events and fact sheets on-line:

This week is also celebrated as the Week of Prayer for Reconciliation and this year will be the 21st Anniversary.

ABM's reconciliation prayer resources can be found here: 

If you are in Queensland you might like attend one of Queensland Churches Together Indigenous Peoples Partnership (CTIPP)Reconciliation services.

You might also be interested in the Anglican Church Southern Queensland's Social Responsibilities Committee's Christian study guide aboutConstitutional reform to recognise Australia’s First Peoples.

(Thanks to Jen Basham and the Social Responsibilities Committee for these links)