Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Leaders Urged to Stop Power Grabs; Archbishop's Easter Message to Australia's Politicians

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Leaders Urged to Stop Power Grabs; Archbishop's Easter Message to Australia's Politicians

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Byline: Adam Carroll, APN

THE head of the Anglican Church of Australia has urged the country's political leaders to draw inspiration from Christ's life ahead of the most important date on the Christian calendar.

The Most Rev Dr Phillip Aspinall Primate wrote the Holy Week was a time to reflect on Christ's capacity to aresist retaliation in the face of great injustice and provocationa.

He pointed to Christ's ability to prevail over the apowers of this worlda.

aIt is a life of dying and rising a a life of dying to selfishness, violence and isolation and rising into a new community in company with many brothers and sisters and with relationships transformed.a

Later in the message he touched on recent political events in Australia a including the messy federal Labor leadership battle and the LNP's election landslide.

aIn these upheavals, we have seen the harsh reality of political struggle and the toll it takes. Many times we have been reminded that it is a tough, even violent, game. …

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