Jan de Voogd’s legacy of compassion

Who was Jan de Voogd? Jan de Voogd was a Quaker peace activist, musician, teacher, sailor and boat builder. Born in Japan to Dutch parents, Jan spoke several languages and throughout his life lived in Japan, China, Canada, the USA, Holland and Australia. Jan grew up...

Climate change and providence

By Rev. Dr Chris Walker I attended a two-day conference titled “Pilgrims with the Planet” which had Ernst Conradie of South Africa as the keynote speaker. He has written extensively in the eco-theology field and raised the issue of climate change and providence. I...

NAB – Stop Funding Coal

By Rev. Dr Chris Walker I have been involved in some protests recently seeking to get National Australia Bank to stop funding coal. NAB has been the worst bank offender claiming on the one hand to be on side with reducing carbon emissions for the sake of keeping...

Forest Protection Pilgrimage, 25-27 August 2023

Pilgrimage in threatened forest ecosystems of Gumbaynggirr Country (Mid North Coast NSW, Bellingen area). We pay our respects to Elders past and present and acknowledge that sovereignty has never been ceded. This event is organised by the Forest Advocacy Ministry. All...

Listen to the voice of Creation

As the Season of Creation for 2022 draws to a close we all have the opportunity to actively respond to this time and to not allow this to become just another window of reflection without a concrete response. How have we engaged with this year’s theme which has been a...

Prayers for the climate strikes

As climate disasters strike in Australia and across the world, students and their supporters continue to advocate for a just response to the crisis. These prayers have been prepared by Youth Climate Action Task Group members for use by congregations, other groups and...