War & Peace – Why We Care

When we tune in to the news, sometimes it can feel like war is everywhere and there is nothing we can do about it. We live in a broken world where we experience and contribute to conflict on a daily basis. While military conflict may not directly affect your life, on a smaller scale there…

A reflection on Martin Place

by Casey O’Brien Machado Each year, Sydney Congress Hall Corps leads a Carol Service at the Martin Place Christmas Tree in the nights leading up to Christmas. These services are loud, joyful and full of life. However, two years ago¬†– just days before our first carol service for the year was scheduled – a man…

Lest We Forget

by Casey O’Brien Machado Today is November 11th – Remembrance Day. It’s a day when many Australians will pause for a minute’s silence to remember those who have passed in the service of their country. At 11am, school halls will go relatively silent, some workplaces will cease to echo the sounds of typing, and the…

ANZAC Day

by Casey O’Brien Machado On 25th April, many Australians will take to the streets to remember and celebrate the lives of those who have passed in the service of their country. What exactly is it that you will be remembering this ANZAC Day? Is it a person you knew? Is it images from a war…