ARCHBISHOP PHILIP FREIER

THOUGHTS AND OPINION


Federal election


Pathways to hope

30 Jun 2016  One in five Australians under 25 experience social exclusion, when someone experiences multiple overlapping problems that make it impossible to participate fully in society.  That is a staggering 250,000 people. Australia needs policies and programs t..Read More

Federal election


Out of service

28 Jun 2016  Mernda, in the northern growth corridor, is one of Melbourne’s fast growing suburbs. It is a pretty neighbourhood, with house-proud people in its homes, as I noted on a visit earlier this month, but this masks a great many severe social problems that sh..Read More

Federal election


Change and challenge

23 Jun 2016  The Geelong suburb of Corio is one of the poorest in Melbourne, ranked the seventh most-impoverished of Victoria's 667 postcodes, and the systematic disadvantages its residents suffer are increasing. What they need from the July 2 Federal election is urge..Read More

Persecution


Free Asia Bibi

13 May 2016  It is nearly seven years since a young Pakistani Christian mother was condemned to die for blasphemy , and she still languishes in death row in a Pakistani prison. Her crime: to drink water from the same bucket as her Muslim co-workers, then to defend her..Read More

Church


Some Reflections on ACC16

26 Apr 2016  What a privilege to share in the worldwide Anglican Communion! The following words only begin to capture the rich tapestry of the Anglican Consultative Council 2016 which has just concluded its 16th meeting (ACC-16) at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross i..Read More

Church


Reflections on bishops’ meeting

30 Mar 2016  The Australian Bishops’ Meeting 2016 was held from March 6 to 10 in the Clare, South Australia, which is part of the Diocese of Willochra, and whose Bishop John Stead convened the Meeting’s Planning Committee. I was pleased that we could meet in th..Read More

Easter


God’s love will endure

22 Mar 2016  God's love will endure and continue, no matter what. Believing and understanding this is the key to the peace of God that surpasses all understanding: the key to Easter, says Archbishop Freier in his Easter message.   ..Read More

Human Rights


Thanks to baby Asha doctors

25 Feb 2016  Congratulations to the doctors at Brisbane’s Lady Cilento Hospital for their principled stance in refusing to discharge baby Asha until she was put into a safe place in the community. It’s encouraging to see people with specialist knowledge taking thi..Read More