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Singing the Lord’s song in a new land

Christian refugees

Christian refugees from Iraq and Syria come together with local Brisbane church members to celebrate the Easter journey. Sue Hutchinson reports. My Catholic community of Bracken Ridge in north Brisbane has welcomed about 90 families from Iraq and Syria since last May. These Christians were brought to Australia as refugees, fleeing war and persecution in the lands where they have ...

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April 2017 Journey now available

April 2017 Journey

It’s that time of the year again when both kids and the bean counters (should that be egg counters?) in confectionery corporations lick their lips at the prospect of huge spikes in chocolate consumption levels. Australians will spend a staggering amount on chocolates (not to mention seafood, fluffy rabbit toys and eggs) during the Easter period but they’ll also give ...

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March 2017 Journey now available

March 2017 Journey now available. Photo: Chris Ellinger

When we use the term “youth”, to whom are we really referring? I’ve had discussions with people in the church who would consider those under 40 as “youth”, others seem to think the under 20 brigade best fits the term. For what it’s worth the United Nations defines “youth” as those persons between the ages of 15 and 24. Whatever ...

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February 2017 Journey now available

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Welcome back to Journey and I hope the Christmas holiday period gave you an opportunity to relax, reflect on the year that was and refresh for the year that will be. 2017 promises to be something of a wild ride as we buckle up for a certain businessman taking over the White House but there have been enough rivers of ...

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December 2016 Journey now available

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As 2015 drew to a close if someone had told me that during the next 12 months I should brace myself for the United Kingdom voting to leave the European Union, Donald Trump winning the presidential election and, most shockingly, Leicester City taking out the English Premier League trophy in football, I would have checked to see whether it was ...

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November 2016 Journey now available

One of British pop band Pulp’s biggest hits, “Help the Aged”, contains the lines, “Help the aged, ‘cos one day you’ll be older too, you might need someone who can pull you through”. Those words eerily played out in my head as I researched how the federal government’s proposed cuts to aged care health services (page 6) will have devastating ...

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October 2016 Journey now available

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This edition we’re unveiling some new sections which we hope bring a fresh dimension to the magazine: “Humans of UCA”, a look at the wide spectrum of people that make up the church, and “Whatever happened to”, a trip down memory lane to examine faith-themed concepts that may have been given heavy focus in the past but have since been ...

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September 2016 Journey now available

At a recent seminar exploring moral disagreement in the media age, ABC commentator Scott Stephens noted, “Opinion isn’t something you fasten onto, or you express in a kneejerk, instead opinion is something that is incubated within the soul, with intelligence, with moral conviction, hopefully with a great deal of reading, hopefully with a great deal of chastening from others.” Everyone ...

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August 2016 Journey now available

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This edition brings profiles of two Christian Queenslanders who offer radically different perspectives on faith: Ken Ham (page 6) and Val Webb (page 10). While Val emphasises the importance of questioning in faith and brings an unmistakable progressivism to Christianity, Ken has an intense certainty in the Old Testament as literal history and is getting people around the world talking, ...

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July 2016 Journey now available

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The Rogers household has a laugh whenever politicians or government bureaucrats talk about ideologically-neutral educational material in schools. If some are so desperate to remove religion from schools, then shouldn’t they prioritise thinking about how the religion of the “state” is presented to children? The way in which government has omnipotent authority to exempt itself from the rules it imposes ...

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