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Controversial ‘sanctuary’ on offer once more in the US

Members of the US religious community are reviving the "sanctuary movement" of the 1980s by launching a national drive to protect undocumented workers who face possible deportation from the United States. The sanctuary movement two decades ago offered protection in the United States to refugees fleeing wars in Central America . The new effort will be based on local congregations, ...

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Christian groups back criticism by Zimbabwe Catholic bishops

A Christian group in Zimbabwe has urged the country’s Roman Catholic bishops to continue to fight for people’s rights despite threats by President Robert Mugabe against the clerics, who recently issued a pastoral letter critical of his government. "We praise the bishops for their stance; they should continue to fight bravely," said the Rev. Ray Motsi, national chairperson of the ...

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UnitingCare Australia responds to the Federal Budget

UnitingCare Australia National Director Lin Hatfield Dodds said everyone had the right to a decent life. “In a rich country such as Australia with a large surplus a decent life includes secure and affordable housing, freedom from poverty, access to necessary supports and services, freedom from pain and ill health and a good start in life,” Ms Hatfield Dodds said. ...

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Historic launch of ‘Kriol Baibul’ at Katherine

Over 2000 people attended the official dedication service and launch of the Kriol Baibul, the first complete Bible in an indigenous language, held yesterday, Saturday, 5 May, at the Katherine Christian Convention conference centre in the Northern Territory. Rev Daniel Willis CEO of Bible Society of NSW said, “The service was conducted in Kriol with the Anglican Archbishop of Melbourne ...

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Mugabe says Catholic bishops are on ‘dangerous path’

Zimbabwe President President Robert Mugabe has warned Roman Catholic bishops who published a pastoral letter criticising his government over the country’s mounting economic and economic crises, saying that they have chosen "a dangerous path". Mugabe said the bishops had become political. He described the letter written by the Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops Conference and read to congregations across the country on ...

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Russian Patriarch announces, ‘I’m alive’

Patriarch Alexei II of the Russian Orthodox Church has made his first public appearance in Moscow following a swirl of recent rumours that he had died or fallen gravely ill while receiving medical treatment in Switzerland. The Patriarch said on 2 May the rumours may have been part of an effort to scuttle the scheduled Ascension Day reunion of the ...

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Blue Care embraces technology revolution

Innovative and sophisticated technologies could transform the future delivery of aged care said Blue Care executive director Stephen Muggleton. Mr Muggleton spoke at the launch of the Queensland Smart Homes Initiative (QSHI), which showcases the use of information technology in supporting independent living. As part of the QSHI, an independent living unit at Blue Care Iona Village in Brisbane has ...

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New Uniting Church Director for Multicultural Ministry

Rev Dr Tony Floyd has been appointed as the new Uniting Church National Director of Multicultural and Cross-cultural Ministry . Dr Floyd, who himself emigrated from England, has worked in ministry based with congregations in Victoria, Tasmania, and Chicago. He succeeds Rev Helen Richmond in this position. Multi/cross-cultural connection both with migrant and Indigenous Australians has been a feature of Dr Floyd’s ...

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Gay US bishop will seek civil union

The Rev V. Gene Robinson, the first openly gay bishop in the worldwide Anglican Communion, says he and his male partner plan to affirm their relationship under a new law on civil unions enacted in the US state of New Hampshire. That announcement came as Nigerian Archbishop Peter J. Akinola, an outspoken critic of the US Episcopal Church’s consecration of ...

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Youthworker wins over Temptation

 “I’M NOT that smart I’m just quick,” Youth Worker Andrew Fox told Journey after his winning cleanup of television’s Temptation game show. Minister of the Kawana Uniting Church Congregation on the Sunshine Coast Mr Fox had a five night winning streak in the week before Easter taking home a total $105,000 in cash and prizes. This was Mr Fox’s third ...

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