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Author Archives: James O'Callaghan

Social responsibility review – 12 December

This will be the last issue of Social Responsibility Review for 2018. Watch out for our return in the second half of January. We wish you a Merry Christmas and a just and fair New Year! What’s coming up Carols for the Earth  Come and sing ‘Carols for the Earth‘ with the Australian Religious Response to Climate Change on Saturday, ...

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Social responsibility review – 5 December

What’s coming up Prayer vigil for South Sudanese youth Brisbane’s South Sudanese Faith Community, in collaboration with St David’s Uniting Church Coopers Plains and the South Moreton Presbytery, invite you to a prayer vigil this Saturday. In past months young South Sudanese people in Melbourne have been vilified by politicians and the press, making life difficult and stressful for the ...

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Wonder women gather in Brisbane at UnitingWomen 2018

With more than 300 women from across Australia in attendance, UnitingWomen 2018 was an opportunity to weave stories of wisdom and wonder. James O’Callaghan reports. From the opening words of welcome to the closing communion service, the theme of sharing stories about the interweaving of faith and life ran through the third UnitingWomen conference in Brisbane at the end of ...

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Social responsibility review – 20 November

What’s coming up Advocate for gender equality and safety Join multi-faith and human rights groups on Friday 23 November at 4.30 pm for a public event in Brisbane City to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Starting at Emma Miller Place, the walk will move via Queens Park, to Speaker’s Corner at Parliament House. Everyone ...

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King’s supports rural and regional Queensland

In 2019, King’s College at The University of Queensland will award over $500,000 in scholarships and bursaries to support those in financial need, particularly students from rural and regional Queensland. The College will also launch a new catering operation to provide students with greater choice and financial advantage. Master of King’s College, Greg Eddy said the initiatives were a response ...

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Social responsibility review – 14 November

What’s coming up From Waste war to recycling reboot This is National Recycling Week, but, any time is a good time to commit to good recycling practices. Think, what recycling does your congregation do? Every time we recycle correctly, we reduce what goes into land fill, and help the planet. Check out events near you or put up this “Golden ...

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Social responsibility review – 6 November

What’s coming up Human Rights Day On December 10, the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, let’s stand up for equality, justice and human dignity! The universal declaration remains a milestone document that proclaimed the inalienable rights to which everyone as a human being is inherently entitled—regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, ...

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Social responsibility review – 31 October

What’s coming up #KidsOffNauru Prayer Vigil – 2 November Join Queensland Synod Moderator Rev David Baker and people of faith calling on our government to end the cruelty to the children on Nauru. Hosted by Love Makes a Way, with Common Grace, Australian Churches Refugee Taskforce, World Vision and Micah Australia. The vigil will be held Friday 2 November at ...

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Moderator’s Musing – 25 October

Current Queensland Synod moderator, Rev David Baker.

Politicians acknowledge that all too often their words are weighed against their deeds, and they are found wanting. Earlier this week, both the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition acknowledged that in moving and seconding the National Apology to those who suffered from child sexual abuse while living in institutions. They spoke with passion and conviction, and both ...

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Social responsibility review – 23 October

What’s coming up Ethical Christmas Markets – Brisbane North The inaugural Fairtrade and social enterprise Christmas markets and community discussion will be held on 11 November from 2:30 pm to 8 pm at the Lakes College. Featuring a large range of craft, clothes, food/coffee stalls, the evening will finish with a community discussion on the significance of the proposed Modern ...

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