Queensland Synod News

Caloundra wins climate change award

ON WORLD Environment Day (5 June) Caloundra Uniting Church was announced a joint winner of The Australian Religious Response to Climate Change (ARRCC) Climate Change Award for communities. ARRCC is a multi-faith network committed to taking action on this most pressing issue of our time. Caloundra Uniting Church shares the award with the Anglican Church Diocese, Canberra/Goulburn. The ARRCC award ...

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Long walk for Bible translations

THREE FRIENDS will walk from Cairns to Stanthorpe from August to November this year to spread the word that there are 2000 languages – representing 350 million people – that still don’t have the Bible. Dave Carnell, Andrew Carnell and Andrew Sav will walk 2000km over 80 days. Mr Sav said he thought it wasn’t fair that there are so ...

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2010 Australian Christian Book of the Year short list announced

2010 Australian Christian Book of the Year short list was announced on Tuesday 8 June 2010. The 2010 Australian Christian Book of the Year Award short-listed books are: A century of influence: Australian Student Christian Movement 1896-1996 by Renate Howe (University of New South Wales Press) Desolate beauty by Trudy Adams (Ark House Press) Hebrews: A New Covenant commentary by ...

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Quest for Christian unity not new, Edinburgh conference hears

Since Christianity began, there has never been a time when mission has not been taking place, and the same is true for ecumenism or the quest for unity, a key Vatican figure has said at a conference to mark the centenary of the first world mission conference in Edinburgh. Bishop Brian Farrell, who heads the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Promoting ...

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Lifeline Bookfest outgrows its home

BOOKS donated to the Bookfest have outgrown Lifeline’s distribution warehouse and will this week be moving to a new home around the corner. Lifeline Brisbane’s Bookfest runs twice a year at the Brisbane Convention Centre in January and June selling approximately 4 million books annually. Lifeline Bookfest Coordinator, Roy Frith said the new warehouse will provide the Book supervisor and ...

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Gaza flotilla: churches call for independent inquiry

Queensland Churches Together (QCT) deplores the violence that left at least nine activists dead and many injured by Israeli elite forces that intercepted a ship carrying humanitarian aid for the people of Gaza on 31st May. The violence took place in international waters. QCT supports the United Nations Security Council’s call for an impartial investigation into the violence. In a ...

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Blue Care wins Queensland Reconciliation Award

Blue Care was presented a prestigious Queensland Government Reconciliation Award by Premier Anna Bligh on Friday night at the 2010 Reconciliation Awards for Business ceremony. The leading not-for-profit community health and aged care provider was announced the winner of the Community Organisation Category for its contribution to promoting reconciliation in Queensland. Blue Care Indigenous Coordinator Norelle Watson said it was ...

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Blue nurses deliver more than 70,000 community care visits in Queensland

Blue Care nurses are being hailed for their contribution to the Queensland community on International Nurses Day today, May 12, with more than 70,000 home visits made each month to those in need. Blue Care Director of Community Services Linda Dawson said Blue Care nurses are at the forefront of community nursing and are recognised for their invaluable contribution not ...

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Super profits tax should benefit all Australians

UnitingCare Australia’s National Director, Susan Helyar said today UnitingCare Australia supports a progressive tax system that distributes the benefits of the economic boom fairly across the whole community. Ms Helyar said big profits from big business must be taxed in a way that delivers a return for the whole community. “UnitingCare Australia supports the Government’s efforts to increase its revenue ...

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