Conversations with the Archbishop, Politics Archive

Conversations with the Archbishop, Politics

Is democracy broken?

18 May 2017  Many people sense that we are on the edge of a precipice, with old authority structures collapsing and less accountable, more frightening ones replacing them, Archbishop Philip Freier said in a public conversation in Deakin Edge at Federation Square yeste..Read More

First Thoughts, Human Rights, Persecution, Politics

“A Tide of Human Suffering”

30 Jun 2015  We’ve all seen images of people desperately fleeing situations of conflict, poverty and persecution in countries like Bangladesh, Myanmar, Syria and Iraq. Our public solutions to this seem so often to reach a position of exclusion, of putting barriers u..Read More

Human Rights, Politics

First Thoughts – Remote Communities

03 Jun 2015  In the second of his series of videos, Archbishop Philip Freier discusses the plan to close remote communities in Western Australia, why these locations are important to Indigenous Australians and the Anglican Church's position of the matter. ..Read More


Opening the 58th Victorian Parliament

13 Feb 2015  St Paul’s Cathedral, 9 February 2015 Readings: Joshua 1.1, 5-9 Romans 13.1-10 Luke 22.24-30 Prayers of Intersession based on Isaiah 9 It is a great pleasure that we are able to join here today to share together in this service of wo..Read More