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God of Compassion: A Lenten Journey


“This publication addresses some of the pressing needs of this hour with compassion, insight and wisdom grounded in holy scripture.”

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No one will forget 2020. It was a year when the struggles and griefs of daily life became the subject of public decisions and debate, and the ease with which anyone can become vulnerable was brought home to us with renewed force.

We have been reminded daily that we are all dependent on each other, and our actions affect people we may never meet. Interdependence is familiar to anyone who walks with our compassionate God.

The Public Issues Commission, with the support of Anglicare, is offering a six-week study which looks at what God has to tell us about compassion in the public sphere: for those in our parish, in our Anglican communion, nationally and intergenerationally. Some key themes include: aged care, reconciliation with First Peoples, inequality, climate change, refugees and asylum seekers.

We invite you to travel with Jesus to the cross who, in his life, death and resurrection, reminded us of the priorities of God: justice, mercy and compassion for those we don’t know or don’t understand, poured out on those who have been marginalised, the hurt and forgotten, the proud and foolish, those who have and those who do not.

The Lenten Studies will challenge us to think about our circles of care, and hopefully to enlarge them a little.

The study is available online on and in booklet form.

There is a nominal cost for hard copy to cover printing and postage. Any profits will be donated to Anglicare.