"We will come back changed. Of that I am certain. But of course that is the reason why you go on pilgrimage in the first place, to find the holy, stumble upon God in action, and be changed forever by the expereince." - Canon Trevor Dennis
Dogura Cathedral, Papua New Guinea
Modawa (Papua New Guinea)
On August 10th, 1891 Australian missionaries arrived at Kaieta near Dogura and established what has become the Anglican Church of Papua New Guinea. One of the Rosewood side posts from the first Anglican chapel in PNG took root and has become a towering tree. In the local Wedau language Rosewood is called Modawa. The growth of the branch that was set in the ground is compared with the growth of the church throughout PNG which now includes 5 dioceses and hundreds of schools along with health centres and major programs combating poverty and HIV and AIDS.
Modawa is an opportunity to experience God’s mission as it is reflected in the lives of Papua New Guinea Anglicans. By journeying alongside Brothers and Sisters within another culture we invite God to enrich our own understanding of mission and the Christian life.
ABM invites Australians to undertake a pilgrimage to Dogura, the place where the Anglican Church of PNG was born, and celebrate God’s mission – past, present and future. This is a journey of learning and solidarity that will challenge your understanding of mission and reinvigorate you for following God’s call in your own context.
Who: You will need to be fit to travel in remote areas of a developing country
How much: $2,490 + airfares (approximately $1000) - includes full board, internal travel and accommodation. Limited bursaries are available for students and ordinands.
Next steps: To find out more or request an application please contact ABM Education Missioner, Brad Chapman by email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 07 3103 0394
Palestine of Jesus Course – St George's College Jerusalem
St George's College Jerusalem is a continuing education centre for the Anglican Communion. It offers a range of short courses suitable for clergy and anybody interested in expanding their understanding of the scriptures in their original geographic setting.
St George's College holds a reputation for outstanding Biblical scholarship. Over the years, hundreds of Australians have joined people from all over the world in travelling to St George's College Jerusalem to deepen and explore their faith. Those who have been can testify to an intensely moving, enlightening, life-changing experience.
The College is located on the grounds of St. George's Cathedral in the Anglican Diocese of Jerusalem, five minutes walk from the Old City of Jerusalem.
Everyone is welcome to make enquiries about attending a course at St George's College. The current course timetable along with further information is available from the College website www.saintgeorgescollegejerusalem.com.
St George's College Jerusalem has a regional committee for Australia and New Zealand that regularly arranges organised visits to the College. To find out more about trips that are currently planned please contact Robert McLean.
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