At the start of his ministry, Jesus announced his mission:
- To bring good news to the poor
- To proclaim release to the captives
- To bring recovery of sight to the blind
- To let the oppressed go free
- To proclaim the year of the Lord’s favour. (Luke 4:18-19)
Our job as his followers is to keep announcing and enacting those same things. At St Paul’s, we teach and encourage each other to act in compassion and justice every day. Together, we support a number of organisations that have greater capacity to work with the most vulnerable people in our city and around the world. We pray for specific needs in our community and also pray for a just society in which all may experience freedom and healing.
We welcome the Uluru Statement From the Heart with with deep gratitude, and we long for genuine Makarrata, and for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians to enjoy the highest standards of health, education and participation.
We welcome as equals in Christ people of all genders and sexualities.
God’s call on us to love our neighbour as ourselves means that every one of us exercises self-discipline so that we express our sexuality in kindness, love and faithfulness. We actively seek to maintain a community in which all are safe from any form of discrimination, harassment or abuse. If we have failed to do this in any way, please let us know or follow the instructions here.