ARCHBISHOP PHILIP FREIER

THOUGHTS AND OPINION


Society


Healing for South Sudanese

06 Feb 2018  Last Sunday, February 4, there was a service of healing and solidarity with the South Sudanese community, held at St Paul's Cathedral. The idea for the service emerged from meetings with community leaders, clergy and laity during January and after so much..Read More

School


With hope, we need never give up

05 Jan 2018  The Anglican Primate of Australia, Melbourne Archbishop Philip Freier, has produced a welcome message for the new school year for senior school students to encourage them in 2018. He discusses climate change, suffering - and why we need not despair, but c..Read More

School


Being a better friend

05 Jan 2018  The Anglican Primate of Australia, Melbourne Archbishop Philip Freier, has produced a welcome message for the new school year for junior school students to encourage them in 2018, in which he discusses friendship and how to make the world a better place -..Read More

World


North Korea: the coming Armageddon?

21 Dec 2017  Australia might find it more productive to give North Korea wheat than military rhetoric, Anglican Primate and Melbourne Archbishop Philip Freier said in his final public conversation for 2017. Joining former Foreign Minister Bob Carr and foreign relation..Read More

Christmas


Amid suffering, hope abides

15 Dec 2017  We have lived through another year where inhumanity to fellow image bearers of the divine Creator has brought tears of suffering, the Anglican Primate of Australia, Melbourne Archbishop Philip Freier, observes in his Christmas message. Even in Australia,..Read More

Reconciliation


Time to recognise our first peoples

10 Nov 2017  On 26 October the Australian Government gave its response to the Referendum Council’s report on Constitutional Recognition for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Significantly, it rejected the idea of providing a constitutional “Voice to Pa..Read More

Child Sexual Abuse


Primate renews apology

04 Sep 2017  The Anglican Primate of Australia, Melbourne Archbishop Philip Freier, has apologised for church failures that allowed child sexual abuse by people in positions of power and trust inside the church over the decades. In his opening address to the Genera..Read More

Refugees


Please Minister, think again

01 Sep 2017  I am deeply concerned about Monday’s announcement by the Immigration Minister, Peter Dutton, that welfare services will be cut to around 100 asylum seekers who were brought here for medical treatment, apparently in an effort to force them back into proc..Read More