Thursday, 15 December 2016

Mission Australia Youth Survey 2016


I love the Mission Australia Youth Survey and the annual report has just been released. This survey gives a brilliant snapshot of young people in Australia. It finds out what they value, what they are doing and what is having an impact on them. It is always fascinating to see the top concerns of young people. This year they are stress, school and body image. It even asks them how happy they are. Go and check it out.





Thursday, 1 December 2016

Prayer Spaces in Schools Australian Tour 2017


If you haven't heard of Prayer Spaces in Schools, now is the time to find out! One great place to start is the Prayer Spaces in School website or you could check out the video in the bottom of this post. The most important thing to know is that Phil Togwell from Prayer Spaces in Schools (UK) is coming to Australia next year...and he may be visiting a city near you to run a workshop. Find out more about the tour here.

Brisbane - Wed 9th August - St John's Anglican College

Canberra - Mon 14th August - Radford College

Sydney - Tuesday 15th August - Venue TBC

Adelaide - 
Thursday 17th August - St Peter's College

Melbourne - Friday 18th August - Caulfield Grammar School

(Cost $80 - includes morning tea and lunch)

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If you want to find out how amazing Prayer Spaces are and learn how you might use them in your school come and join in. The tour is being organised by the Anglican Schools Commission in Southern Queensland but all are welcome.


Monday, 28 November 2016

Helping young people stay connected to church


What helps young people connect with the church and stay connected? This is the focus of the latest Church of England report "Rooted in the Church".  I always find the C of E reports well researched, written and informative. This one is no different, although many of the conclusions have been discussed in youth ministry circles for some time.

The key findings in this summary report are:

Following this research, the evidence suggests that:
  • Churches should aim to build a culture of intergenerational relationships
  • Churches should be inclusive of all ages in both leadership and worship
  • Churches should recognise young people and young adults as equal members of the Body of Christ
  • Churches should be encouraged to explore the possibility of admitting baptised children to Communion before Confirmation
  • Churches should become unconditionally welcoming places for young people
  • Churches need to do more to support their youth workers and leaders


Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Heard of Messy Church? What about Mossy Church?


Many people report particular feelings of spirituality and connected when they are in creation. So why not take worship to where the (inner) action is.

Apparently Mossy Church is a thing. Check it out. There is a Facebook page as well.

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Awesome creation!



This is a slightly random post with a big shout out to Angligreen. As schools in Southern Queensland inch closer to the end of the year, a hint that next year will be a year for thinking about how we "safegaurd the integrity of creation, and sustain and renew the life of the earth".

...and check this out for some inspiration: National Wildlife Photographer of the Year.

There are some amazing photos here and you can look at the winners from previous years. All the beauty and terror of creation!

Oh and this too. Enjoy!

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

The Principal as Spiritual Leader


Last year Anglican EdComm in Sydney published a discussion paper written by Graham Stanton called "Spiritual Leadership". 

"Developed through interviews with a number of principals, council chairs, council members and chaplains, this discussion paper provides guidance for leaders of Anglican schools to think about how spiritual leadership is exercised (or could be exercised) within a particular school community"

The section titled: Articulating an approach to Christian Education has a great summary of some of the issues that Principals face as spiritual leaders and the different ways  the spiritual aspects of the school may be conceived and implemented.

There are some great "Conversation Prompts" throughout the paper. It would be a very helpful document for all new Principals to read and for experienced ones to discuss with their chaplain.

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Doing Justice


The Social Responsibilities Committee of the Anglican Church Southern Queensland has started producing some great little videos of the different ways people Do Justice around the Diocese.

Be inspired by the video below that profiles the Senior Pen Pals Project run by All Saints Anglican School. 


Thursday, 27 October 2016

Just Visiting: A guide to reflective practice



Just Visiting is a very useful resource from Caritas for those involved in overseas service or engagement experiences. Even if you are not involved in this kind of work you should check out the website. 

Much of what occurs under the banner of "service trips", "mission trips" or "charity tours" has the capacity to be damaging and disrespectful to the people who are visited. The primer on reflective practice is a helpful tool in this regards.


Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Indigenous Education Initiatives in Anglican Schools

In 2009 Dr Jennifer Barr delivered her report Building RelationshipsPeter Laurence in the Foreword says:

"This research is ground-breaking for Anglican schools. It paints a picture of the many and varied responses that our schools - single sex and co-educational, long-established and newly-founded, boarding and day – are making to the challenge of providing Indigenous young Australians with the educational opportunity that should be available for all Australians. It also reveals how Indigenous Australians are enriching the lives of students in Anglican schools, through building mutually rewarding relationships. The partnerships are two-way." 

It is an important document and one that should be read in every Anglican School in Australia. It provides some essential insights into what is going well and in what areas work is needed. Having said this much has changed in the last seven years and every school will need to work hard to build and maintain relationships with local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Thursday, 20 October 2016

ASA Conference 2017


Joy is the theme for the Anglican Schools Australia Conference 2017 in beautiful Brisbane. There will be some fantastic keynote speakers including Br Damien Price and Phil Togwell of Prayer Spaces in the UK.

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Advent Prayers


Here are some quick links that provide prayers for Advent that might be useful in putting together chapel services.

The Community of Aidan and Hilda in Australia have this beautiful litany.

FaithandWorship.com also have a range of Advent Prayers

The Rev'd Bosco Peters from New Zealand has some beautiful Advent wreath prayers.

And of course textweek.com has a ton of Advent resources.

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Spiritual Gardens in Schools


What is a spiritual garden?

To be honest I had no idea until I stumbled upon some sites talking about their development in schools. So using the words from these sites...read on.

"The spiritual garden is a place where children and adults can sit quietly and enjoy the peace and calm of natural surroundings." (Spiritual Gardens: A brief guide - Salisbury Diocesan Board of Education)

"There has been a recent move for many schools to consider redesigning their outdoor space to facilitate a variety of functions. In many church schools this has included areas to encourage pupils to reflect, find quiet and calm and to allow for prayer, reflection and peer mediation. These 'spiritual gardens' are often also big enough to be used for collective worship in class groups."

"The gardens that are created are usually set apart from the rest of the school grounds and have their own ambience and atmosphere that creates a special and sacred place."

If you are interested the links above are a great place to start. Gloucester Diocese has all kinds of information to get you started and Salisbury has a the Brief Guide mentioned above.

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Music Videos for Advent and Christmas


These videos have a particular focus on music. They may be helpful liturgically.


Pentatonix is particularly well known for their beautiful version of this song.


Thursday, 6 October 2016

More Great Advent and Christmas Videos



Here are some more Advent and Christmas videos. Don't forget if you have a video to share link it in the comments section.

The Nativity Factor has produced some amazing videos over the years. Here is one from last year that captures the gritty reality of the nativity.


This is another great one from St Paul's Media and Arts


This is a more traditional depiction of the nativity that might be suitable for liturgy.

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Great Advent and Christmas Videos






It is that time of year again when I drop all the  Advent and Christmas videos for those people madly putting together their Term 4 chapels.  If you have any great videos put a link in the comments section.

There are five of these powerful videos at the Shift Worship YouTube channel. 


There are also some other beautiful Advent videos at Shift like this one:



St Paul's Arts and Media has made some great films with children and young people. See the one below.



This animated video created by the Bible Society is suitable for younger students.


More to come in following days.

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

ABM Schools Appeal 2016


It is late in the year but not too late to support the work of ABM. This year the school's appeal has a focus on helping our partners prepare themselves for emergency situations. 

You can find out more by reading Jessica's story or reading this information sheet.

There are many videos about ABM's work on their YouTube channel.

Don't forget the great resources about mission developed by the Anglican School's Commission in Queensland a few years ago.

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

The Pope Video


The Pope has his own videos. They can all be found at The Pope Video youtube channel. And as far as videos go, they are pretty good. Great messages and beautifully shot videos.

They cover a range of topics including:
I particularly like this one, Care for creation:



Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Resources for Chapel and Assembly


Believe it or not, it is a legal requirement for all students in England and Wales to participate in a daily act of worship. This doesn't mean much for us in Australia except that we can dip into some of the resources created in the UK.

Assemblies.org.uk is a site dedicated to providing resources for worship and assemblies.

All the material is broadly Christian but might be suitable for a wider audience. For those in Christian schools it would be a good place to find some ideas.

But why read about it here...go and look at the site.

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Building a Children's Chapel


"Building a Children's Chapel: One Story at a Time" looks like a great little resource for primary school chapels. The author Bill Gordh worked at the Episcopal School of New York and has drawn on his experience there as a teacher and storyteller. This book is particular focused on the 3- 7 age group.

The book contains:

  • Advice and tips on creating a children's chapel, including challenges of using available space 
  • Techniques for retelling stories for young listeners, including the use of songs and artwork 
  • Suggestions for including parents in the chapel experience and for making chapel meaningful to families from many faiths and backgrounds 
  • More than 30 Bible stories, organized thematically, including the Creation, Noah, the GoodSamaritan, Abraham, Ruth, the Last Supper, David and Goliath, Moses and Passover, Easter,Hanukkah, the Three Wise Men, the Prodigal Son 
  • Collection of songs to support the story themes, with lyrics, musical notation, and easy-to-learn refrains.
You can have a sneak peak at the book here.

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Deeply Christian, Serving the Common Good



The Church of England has just published a fresh articulation of their vision for education called "Deeply Christian, Serving the Common Good".  They have shaped this vision around the four elements of wisdom, hope, community and dignity and provided Biblical support in the document for each of these.

Here is a short quote from the conclusion to whet your appetite:

"...parents who send their child to a school formed around this vision will not be disappointed as they discover an education that embraces excellence and academic rigour within the wider framework of spiritual, physical, intellectual, emotional, moral and social development and enables their children to flourish. We want pupils to leave school with a rich experience and understanding of Christianity, and we are committed to offering them an encounter with Jesus Christ and with Christian faith and practice in a way which enhances their lives."

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Praying each day


There are many resources for prayer on the internet. These are few that might be useful.

Praying Each Day is not a fancy site but it has a short reflection and prayer for every day of the year. This site is produced by the De La Salle Brothers.





The Dear God Project might really connect with students. Anyone can post a prayer on the site and many prayers are very powerful. Students might find it interesting to hear how others pray as a model  for their own prayer.  I  like the way the prayers are laid out with a picture. Some of the prayers are particularly sad - about loneliness, divorce and other hurts.



Operation World is a well known prayer resource from an evangelical perspective.It has a focus on praying for the world. It has information about specific countries and a list of different prayer needs for that country. They also have prayer calendars and resources to help organise those who want to pray in a more systematic way.


The Anglican Board of Mission Australia has its own prayer resources in the form of a Prayer Diary. It is specifically a resource for prayer focussed on mission and for those who work in partnership with ABM throughout the Anglican Communion.




Finally the Church of England has a whole lot of prayer resources on their website. I particularly like their Topical Prayers section that has lots of prayer for things happening in the world right now. 


Tuesday, 26 July 2016

You are what you love!


If you haven't come across the work of James KA Smith he is definitely worth looking up. His work on cultural liturgies and how they teach us to love particular things is very insightful. Here is a short video of him talking about the role of worship in shaping us.


There are plenty of videos of him on YouTube and his books are also very challenging.

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

2016 National School Chaplaincy Snapshot


State school chaplaincy is different in many ways to chaplaincy in private schools. The 2016 National School Chaplaincy Snapshot provides an interesting picture of who the chaplains are and what they do.

The thing that surprised me the most was the average age of the chaplains. I thought it might have been much younger than 44, however I think having some life experience behind you is invaluable in the role.

When I first began in youth ministry the idea was that young people make the best youth ministers. I don't agree with this anymore. I think each age group brings a special character and gift to the role of working with young people. 

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Habits of Heart


The Habits of Heart created by Jonathan Whereat and the ALEC team in Southern Queensland now have their own webpage - habitsofheart.org. At the moment there are few videos of students talking about the videos and the Habits can be downloaded.More resources are planned for the future. Below is a repost of the innovation profile about the Habits contributed by the Reverend Jonathan Whereat, Chaplain at The Southport School in Queensland.

What was the need or challenge being addressed?
While The Southport School is a Christian and Church school it is embedded in the secular and liberal context of modern Australia. This context is influential in shaping both the values of the students and the educational approach the school takes. The school employs several conceptual frameworks to assist the boys to learn and develop such as Habits of Mind, Positive Psychology and Well-being. I like these frameworks and can see the contribution they make, but to my way of understanding human nature, they lack something.

It occurred to me that the Habits of Mind as used at TSS and used universally offer no real moral direction. You could use all the Habits of Mind to be an evil genius. In fact one of the signs of “bad guys” is that they are instinctively very clever at applying the Habits of Mind!
I believed we needed something to ethically and morally direct our actions if the Habits of Mind were to serve us in the most beneficial way.

What was the response to the need?
We created Habits of Heart. I like symmetry so I thought creating Habits of Heart was a good solution. They could be on a poster opposite the Habits of Mind in each class room. We created them to have about the same number as the seventeen Habits of Mind used at TSS. In the process of developing the list I worked with the Anglican Literacy and Ethos Committee (ALEC) of the Schools Commission in Brisbane and we ended up with sixteen in total. There is one overarching habit “Be loving” and the other fifteen are in three groups: ‘Personal Habits’, ‘Relational Habits’ and ‘Communal Habits’. These groupings are a little artificial as all the Habits of Heart are personal, relational and communal, but we hope that it helps students see the impact they have on different parts of their lives.

Obviously we couldn't use all the good virtues that could be identified but these sixteen provide a set of specific ones that we can aspire to and practise. They give us something to take our bearings from as we navigate through life seeking to use our mind fully and being ethical at the same time. Most importantly all of the Habits of Heart are grounded in the Gospel.

What was impact?
Deciding the best way to implement the Habits of Heart has been fairly drawn out  at TSS. I know that other chaplains and schools have just started using them as topics for chapel services.

The daily notices includes one each day for staff to read out for their mentor groups.

There is group of us from the Anglican Schools in Southern Queensland developing resources that will include scripture, music, prayers, songs,quotes and activities
At TSS I wanted to have a strong and clear kick off but that has not happened as well as I hoped. In chapel I open with the idea of the importance of the human heart, before directly presenting the Habits of Heart. I think that the focus on the brain and psychology in modern secular terms avoids using terms like the heart, soul, and spirit in any specific sense. What I have hoped to do is use the language of the heart and I reiterate as often as possible that it picks up a set of terms people use loosely that refer to this aspect of human nature. I use ‘heart’ to refer to conscience, inner self, conscious awareness, soul, will, spirit, mind, psyche, personality and character. Each of these points to ideas of our core nature which we express through our brain and body.

What were the greatest challenges or issues faced?
I would suggest the greatest challenge is the overriding focus of the school which  I suspect is reluctant to use spiritual terminology to refer to human nature. It does not sound scientific enough!

Positive Psychology and Habits of Mind have books written about them by PhD aspirants. This has helped them gain credibility. As Chaplain I have a limited budget and time to develop resources. I am still working with the person who created the icons. We are designing posters for class rooms and individual icons for PowerPoint use.

I suspect that there will be a growing set of uses and ways of expressing these in chapels and schools over coming months and years. These might include banners, stickers, short stories, path ways, school publications, short talks by students and also a requirement to reflect on the Habits of Heart in assessment alongside the Habits of Mind.


Thursday, 7 July 2016

Church in the Australian Community


I am big fan of statistics and I love the work McCrindle Research does around faith, spirituality, church and the Australian community.

Understanding our context is important if we are to have any idea how to engage with our community. McCrindle research have this great infographic "Church in Australian Community". There are lots of  insights to be gained from this. One of the most intriguing has to do with 'Priorities and satisfaction across key areas'. 

Australians responded that spirituality is the lowest priority for them across seven areas but has the highest level of satisfaction.What do you think this means?

There is another great infographic on giving: How Australians Give. Four out of five Australians give financially.


Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Laughter: Important Tool for Chaplaincy


How important is laughter? Does it fit with the good news of the Gospel? Did Jesus like to laugh? When people think about church, do they feel it would be a joyful place where laughter would be welcome? How come children laugh so much more than adults?

All these questions could form the basis of dozens of blog posts...but I will give them one. Actually I probably won't answer any of them except the first...and even then...

I was once told, after having won a preaching prize, that it would have been better if I had cut out the humour...it was frivolous. Better? For who? Certainly not the people listening. I like to give a serious and challenging message and to do so I need to use humour. With adults you could get away with using no humour...but with children and young people? It is like having a toolbox without a hammer or screwdriver.

In my opinion If you are working with children and young people (and adults) using wholesome humour and providing opportunities for laughs should be a priority for a whole lot of reasons.
  • laughing makes people feel good 
  • it helps keep people focused on your message
  • it helps people connect with what you are saying
  • it breaks down barriers people have to hearing
  • it helps people remember what you said
  • it provides light and shade
  • people like to laugh

I am sure there are peer reviewed papers or weighty tomes somewhere extolling the virtue of a good laugh. But who needs them? See the first and last on the list above. People like to laugh and there are plenty of great ways to do it. Sure it can be risky and frightening and you can fall flat on your face...but it is worth the risk. If you can't be humorous yourself use other people's humour. 

So. Here is a video. I saw this at a school assembly ages ago [this is a repost]. Thank you to the student who showed it. The thing I really love about this is that it is giving a simple message in a fun, creative and funny way. People are more likely to hear a message if they also get to laugh while hearing it. 

So watch and reflect...how can make your school community laugh while sharing the good news with them. I would love to hear some of the ways you have done this.

Thursday, 16 June 2016

Cooling Video Kits


Anglican Ed Comm in Sydney have produced a series of video kits of  Professor Trevor Cooling speaking "about issues facing Christian teachers and leaders in Anglican and independent Christian schools today". The kits are promoted as "discussion starters for individuals and staff meetings in Anglican schools"

There is some insightful and thought provoking content in each of the videos and some great questions for staff to discuss. These videos are just the right length for staff meetings and for getting a good conversation going.


Thursday, 9 June 2016

Australian Reconciliation Barometer

The Australian Reconciliation Barometer "is a biennial, national research study that measures the progress of reconciliation between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous Australians."

Last time the Barometer was published, in 2014, five dimensions were used to measure progress towards reconciliation:
  • Historical acceptance
  • Race relations
  • Institutional integrity
  • Equality and equity
  • Unity
The full report can be found here at the Reconciliation Australia website. It has some great information presented beautifully.




Thursday, 2 June 2016

National Association of Episcopal Schools


The website of the National Association of Episcopal Schools has all kinds of resources and articles relating to chaplaincy, religious education and school ethos. It would be worthwhile for Anglican School chaplains to have a look. Although there is a lot that is similar between Australia and the US it is interesting to note some of the differences as well.

Have a look at the Facts and Figures page. There are almost 1200 Episcopal Schools compared to roughly 150 in Australia however the number of students is about the same in the two countries. Clearly Anglican Schools in Australia tend to be much larger than their America counterparts.

The FAQ page also has some informative content. I was particularly interested in the question: What are Chapel and Worship like? This is what is written:

School chapel provides a unique opportunity for worship, reflection, spiritual growth, and the corporate gathering of the school community. The learning that goes on in chapel is a blend of intellectual, emotional, and spiritual understanding; it is here that a school community learns and understands together. Community worship binds students of different ages together, building community across the age span of the school.

In Episcopal schools, chapel is intended to be a place of genuine hospitality that supports the spiritual growth of all, regardless of faith tradition, even as it explicates the school’s Episcopal roots and heritage.Episcopal school chapel includes a variety of approaches to Episcopal worship, from the full liturgy of the Holy Eucharist to celebratory gatherings steeped in school tradition and informal gatherings of song, story, and prayer

This is a worthwhile yet lofty task. I wonder how well it is achieved in the minds of the students

Thursday, 26 May 2016

A big life



George Huitker has a new book out you may be interested in if you are involved in service education.

"In 2014, George Huitker decided to merge his love of music and service education, and convinced his band, Junk Sculpture, to undertake a life-changing tour of north-western New South Wales. This was the very region where his service learning program was introducing his urban-based students to rural communities, to gain a better understanding of life in rural Australia, particularly for Indigenous children and their families. With Midnight Oil’s influential album Diesel and Dust on heavy rotation, Huitker emulated this band’s ground-breaking Blackfella/Whitefella tour and hit the dusty, straight, corrugated roads heading northward on a journey of discovery… On the way, the travellers discovered some hard truths about themselves, their preconceptions and their country’s history, and how best to serve its disempowered and disadvantaged people with greater authenticity. In an honest, heartfelt and at times heart-breaking memoir, George Huitker shares this journey while tracing his own songlines and how they instilled his passion for singing and serving others." 
ginninderrapress.com.au

You can find out more about George here: www.georgehuitker.com.au

Thursday, 19 May 2016

Jubilee Project


Check out Jubilee Project's Short Films. These are great little films with all different kinds of themes. Some of these would be great for chapel or the RE classroom.





Thursday, 12 May 2016

Reconciliation Week 2016


Our History, Our Story, Our Future is the theme of Reconciliation Week 2016, the 25th Anniversary. All sort of resources can be found at their website www.reconciliation.org.au

There are a range of teaching and learning ideas available here.


Thursday, 28 April 2016

Hope you haven't left without me


Last year I posted about my daughter introducing me to the music of Twenty One Pilots. At the time I wrote about how their music might be useful material for reflection at chapel. Since then I have listened to their album Blurryface a lot and their is gold in that album.

As I said last time their music will not be to everyone's taste but both the guys are Christian and their music doesn't fall into the genre of Christian music...whatever that is exactly. Recently some of their music has been playing on mainsteam radio here in Australia.

Last time I mentioned their songs HeavyDirtySoul and Car Radio. I would encourage you to listen to their album with the lyrics in front of you. The more I listened the more I was moved and inspired by what they were saying. They deal with their faith life in a real and gritty way.

Doubt is great song focusing on the struggle to maintain faith.It lays bare the cognitive dissonance of wanting to trust, feeling it uncontrollably slipping and reaching out to God for help in the midst,

Check out these lyrics:

Temperature is dropping, temperature is dropping,
I'm not sure if I can see this ever stopping,
Shaking hands with the dark parts of my thoughts, no,
You are all that I've got, no. 
 Don't forget about me,
Don't forget about me,
Even when I doubt you,
I'm no good without you, no, no, no, no, no
Gnawing on the bishops, claw our way up their system,
Repeating simple phrases, someone holy insisted,
I want the markings made on my skin,
To mean something to me again,
Hope you haven't left without me.
Hope you haven't left without me, please.

Thursday, 14 April 2016

Online School Worship Planner


This new Church of England website is worth checking out even just for the variety of prayers and resource links it offers.

"Worship Workshop will help you to create your own patterns of worship around your own themes.  Worship Workshop provides prayers, songs, Bible readings and other useful words and ideas which are taken from the liturgy of the Church of England. These can be sorted with Season and Value indexes to make patterns where you can slot stories and other things to go with your themes."

"Our resources are arranged according to our own special 'map of worship'. Each resource is downloadable on its own in the resources section."

www.worshipworkshop.org.uk

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Create Welcome Campaign



"#CreateWelcome is a social movement inspiring people to create messages of welcome and belonging for refugees and people seeking asylum. Through Instagram, thousands of people are sharing their welcome messages. Please join them and add your voice. It takes collective effort to create an inclusive, welcoming community."

Check out MDA's Create Welcome campaign here.

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

He is Risen


Brilliant post Easter vid from the Church of England.

#Easterisn'tover

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Feeding One Another


A great little video with a powerful message. Would be useful for chapel. 



Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Teaching and Leading from Within


If you are familiar with the work of Parker Palmer you may be interested in this retreat being run at Mittagong in New South Wales. There are more details about is right here.

You might also be interested in having a look at the Centre for Courage and Renewal. There are resources for clergy, leaders and educators (not that these three categories are mutually exclusive).

Thursday, 10 March 2016

Traffik Free Easter



Much of the chocolate in Easter Eggs (in Australia as well as overseas), is made with cocoa from plantations on the Ivory Coast, West Africa, that use trafficked children as young as 10 years old as labour.

Today we're inviting you to join in 4 simple actions you can take to help make this Easter a #traffikfreeEaster. 

1. Sign the petition. Let your voice be heard loud and clear with this petition to Coles and Woolworths asking them to double their Easter range for next year: Add your name here


2. Look out for Fairtrade, Rainforest Alliance or UTZ Certification logos on your chocolate this Easter. Or check out the Good Egg Guide to help in your shopping.

3. Pray with us this Easter that human trafficking will STOP.


4. Check out the Schools Resource Packs

The Anglican Church of Southern Queensland is a member of Stop the Traffik’s Australian coalition.