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A little help goes a long way

Rev Russell Reynoldson, Morerd Mwakajumba and Dr Njau Gitu with ASCOF members Leyna and Ronisha.

As part of its development project, Forest Lake Uniting Church in Brisbane’s south west is partnering with ASCOF to provide interest-free loans to those who need them most. Rohan Salmond explores. For migrants and people on government payments, a lack of credit rating and a low income can mean exclusion from financial services. Uniting Church member Dr Njau Gitu is ...

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June Journey now available

The June 2014 edition of Journey is now available!

The June edition of Journey magazine is now available in PDF. You can download this edition and all previous editions back to 2005 on the download page. Okay, what’s next? Have you ever had one of those moments when something happens or you find out something new and all you can do is ask, “Well what do I do now?” Coming to faith ...

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Noah makes waves

Noah directed by Darren Aronofsky

Adapting written works to the screen is as old as cinema itself. It’s a difficult process in which conveying the core of the story is balanced against preserving the details of the original text. What works on paper does not usually work on screen, so the original work needs to be reinterpreted and retold in a new way for a ...

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Digital duo just click: Shawna Howson and Tessa Violet

Shawna Howson (Nanalew) and Tessa Violet (Meekakitty) were invited to speak at Easterfest in 2014. Photo: Rohan Salmond

In today’s rapidly changing media landscape, a new wave of writers, musicians and filmmakers are finding their voice and connecting with audiences in ways never seen before. Rohan Salmond spoke to Shawna Howson and Tessa Violet, a creative pair invited to speak and perform at Easterfest. If you are an artist, you no longer need a studio or professional broadcast ...

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May Journey now available

The May 2014 edition of Journey is now available!

The May edition of Journey magazine is now available in PDF. You can download this edition and all previous editions back to 2005 on the download page. Your mission, if you choose to accept it “Mission” is a funny word. When I was growing up we would describe difficult tasks as “a bit of a mission”, and if someone was ...

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L’Arche’s Eileen Glass on inclusiveness

Eileen Glass, International Vice Leader of L'Arche International.

As part of 50th anniversary celebrations, L’Arche Brisbane hosted a jubilee dinner with guest speaker Eileen Glass—the first Australian International Vice Leader of L’Arche International. Her speech is a fascinating exploration of the challenges and opportunities presented by diversity. The weakest and most frail are not a burden, she says, they enrich our communities. Eileen begins: One of the significant challenges ...

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UnitingWorld supports United Church in Solomons relief effort

Flash floods have displaced more than 49 000 people across the Solomon Islands

Flash flooding has caused enormous damage since torrential rain began in the Solomon Islands on Friday. So far three people have been confirmed dead and more than 49 000 people have been displaced from their homes. UnitingWorld is gathering support for the United Church in the Solomon Islands in their relief efforts. Please donate online or phone 1800 998 122. ...

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April Journey now available

The April 2014 edition of Journey is now available!

The April edition of Journey magazine is now available in PDF. You can download this edition and all previous editions back to 2005 on the download page. Remember the Easter promise In the hyper-commercialised lead-up to Easter, it can be easy to forget that Easter eggs are more than about chocolate—they are a promise. Traditionally they were chickens’ eggs which, just like ...

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A Destiny Together prayer vigil

Rev Elenie Poulos, Rev Rronang Garrawurra, Rev Dr Andrew Dutney and Rev Terence Corkin in front of Parliament House, Canberra.

The Destiny Together prayer vigil took place in front of Parliament House in Canberra yesterday and there are some really wonderful photos already coming from the attendees. We’ll be posting these photos and links to some of the statements made at the event as they become available. We’ll also cover the event in the upcoming edition of Journey, which will be available on ...

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Many parts, one body: multisite churches

Roof of a Uniting Church in Warrick.

A report by the US-based Leadership Network reported by Religion News Service suggests that “The vast majority of multisite churches are growing … and they are seeing more involvement from lay people and newcomers after they open an additional location.” The Uniting Church is no stranger to the multisite model, with both regional and city-based churches forming clusters where mulitple congregations share a ...

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