ARCHBISHOP PHILIP FREIER

THOUGHTS AND OPINION


Church


A Lenten Message

28 Feb 2017  As Lent begins with Ash Wednesday tomorrow, I wanted to share with you a reflection on the meaning of Lent and how it ties in with the temptations of Jesus during his forty days and nights in the desert. Below you will see the video produced by Anglican ..Read More

Church


Primate outlines priorities for 2017

01 Feb 2017  Anglican Primate of Australia, Dr Philip Freier, recently visited his former parish of Bundaberg, where he outlined his four key priorities for 2017. This is a recording of that address produced by Vision Christian Radio's Matt Gees [10 minutes 29 seconds..Read More

Christmas


Christ’s inclusive vision

16 Dec 2016  Jesus, whose birth we celebrate at this season, has shown us how to think big, how to be truly generous and inclusive, Archbishop Philip Freier suggests in his 2016 Christmas message. The Incarnation, where God takes on human flesh in the person of Jesus,..Read More

Conversation


Banks lose moral authority

12 Dec 2016  Banks have lost their moral authority, and the social contract that has long been in place between banks and the public has broken down, according to Archbishop Philip Freier. Speaking with Walkley Award-winning Age journalist Adele Ferguson at the final ..Read More

Anti-Poverty Week


Disadvantage on our doorstep

22 Oct 2016  More than 2.5 million Australians, a quarter of them children, live in poverty. That means 15 per cent of the population face financial stress just trying to survive. And it’s more than not just having enough money. These people are locked out of cho..Read More

Conversation


Refugees and our common humanity

19 Oct 2016  The dignity and worth of human life is the fundamental value that should underpin discussion of refugees seeking asylum in Australia – and underpin Government policy, according to Melbourne Anglican Archbishop Philip Freier. In the third of his Archb..Read More

Same-sex marriage


Conscience rules on marriage

09 Sep 2016  The Primate has written to Australia's Anglican bishops about the proposed same-sex marriage plebiscite. Here is the text of the letter. Dear brothers and sisters, The proposed plebiscite on same-sex marriage has been one of the more contentious top..Read More

Stolen Generations


Sorrow and success at St Mary’s

01 Aug 2016  St Mary’s Hostel in Alice Springs, like many institutions conducted by Europeans for Indigenous people, has a chequered history. It is a place where the race politics of Australia and particularly Central Australia has been lived out in the lives of sev..Read More