Author Archives: Journey

Nungalinya celebrates 40 years

Anne Marie McMillan during the service for the opening of Nungalinya's new Media Production Center

Nungalinya College in Darwin, Northern Territory, is celebrating 40 years as an Indigenous Christian college providing training for Indigenous Christians throughout Australia. The college has grown over the years as a unique partnership of the Uniting, Anglican and Catholic churches empowering Indigenous people to take up leadership in their communities and churches. In 2013 there were over 300 students enrolled ...

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Faith without boundaries

Joan Beavis

Joan Beavis lives in West End, Brisbane where she ministers to the lost and vunerable people of her community. My mother Nellie would hold the hands of the lepers in the hospital on the tiny island of Ubuiua in the Milne Bay district of Papua New Guinea. My father, Bert Cuff, had built the hospital, commissioned by the Methodist Overseas ...

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Churches called to act for peace in Syria

Hana, 16, in the Za’atari refugee camp, wearing the uniform supplied to her by Act for Peace’s partner in Jordan, International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC)

Act for Peace, the international aid agency of the National Council of Churches in Australia, visited the Za’atari refugee camp in northern Jordan, supporting Syrian refugees fleeing the crisis. As the conflict worsens, Act for Peace asks for continued support from the Christian community, writes Karen McGrath. Just over a year ago there was only sand, dotted villages and a ...

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Gathering in all of God’s children

Amplifying our Witness: Giving Voice to Adolescents with Developmental Disabilities. Author: Benjamin T Connor, Publisher: William B Eerdmans, 2012, Retail Price: $21.95

Being an inclusive community of faith with respect to adolescents with developmental disability is not just about the “how”. It is not just a pragmatic question of leadership, or support mechanisms, or developmentally appropriate programming. It is a question about who we are as the people of God, and the reality that we are not all we can be if ...

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Mustering ministry

Gary Hardingham speaks at the 2013 Rural Muster. Photo by Rodney Muston

"The concept of Rural Muster was initiated to provide an opportunity for those in small and rural congregations to gather together... sharing our resources and stories" - Donna Muston

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Helping hand for rural families

Emily Allpass from the Remote Family Care Centre with Bronte on the family's cattle station west of Longreach. Photo by Frontier Services

Frontier Services has a long history of serving rural and remote communities in Queensland and across Australia. Now it is entering a new era, writes Rebecca Beisler. On a remote property in the outback, you start work when the sun comes up. The next 12 hours until the sun goes down, there is work to do in the paddock or ...

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A call to prayer for Syria

The Uniting Church in Australia has expressed distress at reports of chemical weapons attacks in Syria earlier this week. President of the Uniting Church Assembly, Rev Dr Andrew Dutney, has called on the church to join him in praying for those affected by the attacks in Damascus. “We mourn with the families of those who were killed in these deplorable ...

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Reining in loose change

A movement to divest of fossil fuel shares as a means to limit global warming is gaining momentum. Marguerite Marshall encourages Christians to steward their finances to support care of the earth. Divesting our fossil fuel shares and investing in clean renewable energy goes to the very heart of our lives as Christians to care for God’s creation and to ...

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