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Archive for September 2017

A living hope– the resurrection

Bishop Richard asks – ‘What could be considered “a higher or more pressing claim” than someone’s own life? The answer is: the life of one you love. We gladly make sacrifices for the ones we love. We do it in small ways every day, and from time to time, in much bigger ways, even with our…

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A Pastoral Letter on Marriage


Australians will participate in a postal survey on the redefinition of marriage beginning in September 2017. I thought it was worth reflecting on how our Diocesan Vision to be a church for Tasmania, making disciples of Jesus, informs how we should think about this. Following Jesus on Marriage As disciples of Jesus we are called to…

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Dark MOFO Festival

Dark Mofo

Last week our airwaves and newspapers were awash with stories and commentary on a proposed event for the Dark MOFO Festival this winter. The event will see an animal carcass, its blood, and entrails used in a ritualistic way over audience participants and an altar. All of this is billed as an artistic performance to…

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Royal Commission

Cast Study 36

On Monday the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse released their report of Case Study 36 – The response of the Church of England Boy’s Society and the Anglican Dioceses of Tasmania, Adelaide, Brisbane and Sydney to allegations of child sexual abuse. The Report details the findings of the Royal Commission on…

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