We are the Church for the whole world—this is God's choice, not ours. This is critical to how we engage in community service. There is a tension between sectarianism and the common good, between tribalism and the whole community. Jesus' mandate in the Sermon on the Mount is a mandate of service to the whole world.
The Most Reverend Dr Philip Freier, Archbishop of Melbourne and Primate of the Anglican Church of Australia was the guest of honour at the Anglicans Together annual dinner in Sydney on Tuesday, 19 March 2019.
Archbishop Freier addressed the topic 'Holding to the common good in a divided world' with particular reference to the community service of Father Gerard Tucker, founder of the Brotherhood of St Laurence.
The full text of Archbishop Freier's address can be found on his website.