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US Episcopal leader says church should remain in Anglican fold

The presiding bishop of the US Episcopal (Anglican) Church Katharine Jefferts Schori does not want her church to leave the Anglican Communion over a demand made in February by leaders of the worldwide grouping that it not ordain homosexuals as bishops. She reiterated a call for both sides in an ongoing debate about the ordination of openly gay bishops and ...

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Evangelical growth changes dynamics of Canadian Christianity

The increasing political influence of evangelical Christians in Canada is changing the face of the movement for Christian unity in that country. More than half the members of the Canadian legislature belonging to Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Conservative Party are evangelical Christians, according to an article published in a recent edition of Walrus magazine, a Toronto-based world affairs magazine. "They ...

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BBC boys rise to the occasion

Students at Brisbane Boys’ College at Toowong raised almost $400 cooking and selling pancakes to raise funds for UnitingCare the Uniting Church’s Community service agency. Twelve boys from Year 10, all members of BBC’s Inter-School Christian Fellowship group, cooked and sold 250 pancakes for Uniting Care’s annual Pancake Day. This was the third year that BBC boys had participated in ...

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Warwick overnight respite a happy place

Tracey Watt and her husband Garry have nothing but praise for Blue Care Cooinda ─ a homelike residence that recently opened for short-term planned overnight respite in Warwick. The couple regularly use the service as caregivers for their daughter Hannah, 13, who has a disability. Tracey said the overnight care meant they could relax, knowing Hannah was safe and well ...

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Church and business groups join climate change appeal

Religious groups including the World Council of Churches and the US National Council of Churches have joined international companies and civic groups in backing what has been hailed as a major statement on climate change. "Global warming is an urgent problem that is not only affecting God’s planet but also God’s people," said the Rev. Robert Edgar, general secretary of ...

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Labrador Gardens: $20.5M next stage starts

Work on stage two of Blue Care Labrador Gardens’ redevelopment will start this month. Planned is a three-storey building, comprising 128 aged care beds, 16 serviced apartments and a basement car park for 75 vehicles. Blue Care Property Development Manager James Mantis said Walton Construction Queensland would undertake the work at a cost of $20.5 million.  “We expect this stage ...

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