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Great unmaking

He shakes my hand.  Wild old man beard whipping in wind.  We are all strung out against the fence at yet another climate action.  The Australian Federal Police look bored.  The grandmas look determined and this Quaker, the one with the beard,  is shaking my hand.    ‘I got arrested with a Quaker once’  …

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Magpie Musing

Random diary entries from a working priest:   ‘You’ she spits at me from her crow clothes, all black and torn and crumpled cloth.   ‘You, who are you You homeless?’   I have come up to her as she sits  muttering on the bench  out the front of the church I have knelt down…

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Sandbags and tin boats

Listening on a Zoom this week to a colleague who ministers in Lismore… listening to stories of sandbags and tin boats listening to the open mouth shock and the anger that this climate crisis gallops apace… Listening to the news that floodplains which held housing and supermarkets and primary schools may never be built upon…

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Apocalypse Now!

We are in the last stages of COP26 – the gathering of world wide people in Glasgow that aims to avert climate disaster by keeping the warming of the earth no more than 1.5% above the pre-industrial revolution level. Some analysts are cautiously optimistic about the results. Others are very sceptical and of course actions…

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The Taize Community!

It is humbling and exciting to be collaborating with Robert on the service for this week.  It will incorporate many of the elements of a Taize service as practiced by the Taize Community in France.  When discussing the possibility after a recent service, it was impressive that at least three members of St. Kilda had…