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UCA President warns Prime Minister about anti-terror laws

Uniting Church President Rev Dr Dean Drayton has written to the Prime Minister from the Uniting Church in Australia, to express deep concern about the proposed Anti-Terrorism Bill 2005.  "We believe these laws, in seeking to curb terrorism, do so at the expense of key democratic values of the very society they aim to protect," he said.  "We note the increasing ...

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Arts festival leaves punters stumped

Blackstump Christian Music Festival celebrated its 20th Anniversary from 30 September to 3 October in Sydney. Almost 5000 people from around the country came together to enjoy some of the best Christian music, arts and teaching in Australia. Weather conditions held up for campers, leaving many to consider the 20th anniversary of the event, the best ever Blackstump. In his ...

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A chance to stretch your thinking

Challenging the church with the gospel and defending Christianity in a scientific age are the twin subjects for half day seminars for thinking Christians in Brisbane in November Trinity Theological College and Vision Books are presenting this dual challenge at Indooroopilly Uniting Church on Saturday November 26th 2005 The morning session is an opportunity for dialogue with the President of ...

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November Journey now available

November Journey will be available next week but you can download it now by clicking HERE.  This is a 1.8mb PDF file. November Journey features a number of stories and articles about the Bible.  On page 1 – The Bible: unique, prophetic and divisive.  On page 2 – Divine manifesto for mission, Editorial.   Pages 8 and 9 – How we ...

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Premier Beattie praises Wesley Hospital

Tomorrow the Premier Peter Beattie will be opening an operating theatre complex at Wesley Hospital. "This new development continues a long and proud history of health service delivery by the Wesley," said Mr Beattie. Wesley Hospital dates back to 1896 when Dr Charles Kebbell set up a private hospital in South Brisbane. After a number of mergers and moves, the ...

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The Uniting Church gives Brisbane extra

The Uniting Church will feature on the Channel 9 program Brisbane Extra this evening (Tuesday 25 October), when they look at blessing the home. Ashgrove Ave (The Grove) Uniting Church and Kennedy Tce Uniting Church minister Rev Yvonne McRostie features on the program, which is to be screened at 5.30pm. Ms McRostie uses a home blessing from the new Uniting ...

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It may not look much like church

The Synod Leadership Team is moving swiftly to implement the Vision for Mission endorsed in September by the 25th Synod, and has called for expressions of interest for a Vision for Mission Facilitation Team and a Vision for Mission Advocate. Synod Secretary Rev Jenny Tymms said the Vision for Mission Facilitation Team will be a small group of creative, innovative, ...

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Anti-terror laws put Australia on a dangerous path

The Federal Government’s anti-terror legislation puts Australia on a dangerous path according to the Uniting Church President, the Reverend Dr. Dean Drayton. “While every Government has a responsibility to protect its citizens, these new laws send a clear message that the only way to do this is to erode people’s rights. They have the potential to create an atmosphere of ...

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Uniting Church review of ministry calls for feedback

At this crucial time in the life of Australia’s churches and one of the key questions to be answered is how to use ministerial resources to help the Uniting Church best carry out its Mission. Next year, members of the 11th Assembly will be asked to consider making significant changes to how the church orders its work through the specified ministries ...

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Council of Churches says Nauru aslyum seeker decision is a welcome step

The National Council of Churches (NCCA) welcomes the decision by the Immigration Minister, Senator Vanstone, to bring the vast majority of asylum seekers detained on Nauru for the past four years to Australia. “The decision shows the Minister’s flexibility and compassion for these people who suffer serious mental health problems due to long-term detention in the Pacific island processing camp. ...

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