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Welcome to the global village

Advocating for global justice starts with one person, one family and one community, as secondary students discovered at the One World, WonTok Poverty and Development Youth Conference. Dianne Jensen reports. "On no, my crops died!" "We'll have to sell something!" Students gathered around the laptop at the One World, WonTok Poverty and Development Youth Conference had just realised that pests, ...

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Living in the service of others

One of the things I love about the Uniting Church is the long-standing commitment of its members to support the marginalised and to work for peace and justice. These values are woven into the fabric of the Uniting Church in Australia. We see this in the formation of services like Lifeline, which celebrated 50 years in March (page 14). After ...

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Shining a light on forced adoption

The national apology for past forced adoption, held in Canberra on 21 March, was a day of high emotion, says Trevor Jordan. I never met the woman who gave birth to me. She had died two years before I located my sister, who looked after her for the last eleven years of her life. I still have not brought myself ...

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Election 2013: Christians mobilise against poverty

As the 2015 target date for the Millennium Development Goals approaches, Journey reports on a pre-election campaign by Christians to highlight the issue of Australian development aid. UnitingWorld has joined Make Poverty History and Micah Challenge in a national campaign to mobilise the Australian community in the run up to the federal election on 14 September. The Movement to End ...

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Church gets behind right-to-work campaign

Uniting Church justice and research staff have added their voices to the call for work rights for asylum seekers living in the community. Mardi Lumsden reports. Uniting Church staff have joined organisations across Australia in support of the Right to Work campaign launched by the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre in March. The campaign seeks to address the lack of work ...

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Taking time to nurture our spirituality

Contemplative Meditation for Groups Homewood Publications 2013 RRP $20 Reviewed by Noel Preston. Ken Davidson's own sacred story — told early in the script — begins in the Queensland Methodism of the 1950s. The critical point of its development is undoubtedly the traumatic death through cancer of his young wife, Margaret, in the 1980s. Sparked by that traumatic event, Ken's ...

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UnitingCare Australia welcomes disability legislation

UnitingCare Australia has welcomed the passage of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) through Federal Parliament on March 21, and has called on the states and territories to fund their share of the scheme. National Director, Lin Hatfield Dodds said the NDIS promises to provide tailored support to meet the individual needs and aspirations of people with disability and, critically, ...

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Easter message from the Moderator

As I have thought about our nation and the devastation experienced by so many from droughts, fires, floods, storms and cyclones I have been wondering what does resurrection look like for those people? The signs of ruin abound – cracked earth of outback properties, scorched earth blackened and sheds melted and mangled, paddocks strewn with debris, the once productive orchards ...

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The world’s Christians: Who they are, where they are, and how they got there

Wiley-Blackwell, 2011 RRP $39.95 By Karyl Davison. This book reminds us that the contours of Christianity around the world are complex and enormously diverse. Christians are members of thousands of different churches, speak hundreds if not thousands of different languages and are present in almost every country across the globe. Douglas Jacobsen, Professor of Church History and Theology at Messiah ...

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