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Anglican Messenger May 2021 Edition

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Dear Readers

The May Messenger offers pearls of wisdom from Bishop Stephen Pickard writing on Easter to Pentecost 40 + 10.

The Revd Michael Jensen writes on spiritual wisdom and spiritual knowledge with 1 Corinthians 2:10 as the text for reflection.

27 May to 3 June is National Reconciliation Week. 2021 has raised so many issues for Australians about reconciliation, the Black Lives Matter movement and the 1987 Black Deaths in Custody Royal Commission. Professor Colleen Hayward asks the questions of reconciliation . . . Have we come far? Have we come far enough?

The Revd Dr Garry Deverell’s introduction of the University of Divinity’s Indigenous Studies Centre may open a new door for further study and greater learning.

Anglicare WA reminds us that the theme of Reconciliation Week in its article ‘more than words’ challenges everyone.

There is good news of Amana Living’s new building underway, St Bart’s connections, and Parkerville writes of overcoming fear and trauma.

The Anglican Schools Commission news offers congratulations to The Revd Peter Laurence OAM, Chief Executive Officer, on a very special award.

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity falls from 17-23 May. May we all pray for unity:

God the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
our only Saviour, the Prince of Peace:
give us grace seriously to lay to heart
the great danger we are in by our divisions.
Take away all prejudice and pride,
and whatever else may hinder true harmony,
for there is only one Lord, one faith, one baptism,
one God and Father of us all.
Grant that we may glorify your name together
that the world may believe in you. Amen.

It’s good to know how much the Messenger means to you. May this month’s reading be an encouragement for you.

The Editorial Team

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