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Friday’s religion wrap

The Journey team selects stories that got us talking this week.   Spiritual case for faith in space In light of the upcoming 50th anniversary of the United States’ moon landing, ABC News examines the role faith has played in the lives of those venturing into space. Most famously Buzz Aldrin, before making his moon walk, took communion and later read from John’s ...

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Social responsibility review – 12 July

Coming up Six years too long July 19 marks six years since the “PNG Solution” was announced, ensuring that people seeking asylum arriving by boat after 19 July 2013 would be sent to a detention facility in Papua New Guinea’s Manus Island, and denied the opportunity to ever settle in Australia. The call of #SixYearsTooLong will be echoing across Australia ...

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Friday’s religion wrap

The Journey team selects stories that got us talking this week.  ScoMo’s call for prayer hits the right note at Hillsong SBS News reports on Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s attendance at Hillsong Conference and his belief that Australia needed more prayer and love. With over 20,000 people in attendance the prime minister used the occasion to encourage people to pray and love ...

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Friday’s religion wrap

The Journey team selects stories that got us talking this week.  Football and faith: definitely a keeper Eternity News profiles the Coolum Crusaders, a Sunshine Coast based football club owned and operated by the Coolum Beach Baptist Church. Established in 2017 with four teams, the club now boasts 12 teams and 145 players and is getting local families interested in faith. Church ...

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Moderator’s Musing – 3 July

Queensland Synod moderator, Rev David Baker. Photo: Ben Rogers

Earlier this week, I wrote to the Premier of Queensland about a number of issues of concern to the Uniting Church in Australia, Queensland Synod. The text of this letter is below.  The Uniting Church in Australia, Queensland Synod, met on the Sunshine Coast in May. This is a gathering of about 350 members and ordained ministers from across the ...

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Social Responsibility Review – 28 June

Coming up  Musgrave Park Family Fun Day  This is one of the biggest cultural celebration of its kind in Australia, taking place during NAIDOC Week on Friday 12 July from 9am–5pm at Musgrave Park, Cordelia Street, South Brisbane.   This day delivers family friendly entertainment and activities to showcase aspects of Indigenous Australian culture and heritage across various mediums of performing arts, traditional ...

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Friday’s religion wrap

The Journey team selects stories that got us talking this week.   School debate continues over teaching or preaching A Current Affair covers the latest on religious instruction (RI) classes in state schools with the Queensland Synod Moderator Rev David Baker offering his thoughts on the matter. Speaking on RI, the Moderator commented, “The curriculums we use are refreshed every year, they’re written ...

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Friday’s religion wrap

The Journey team selects stories that got us talking this week.   Hong Kong protests and the faith factor Sydney Morning Herald writes about the current protests in Hong Kong over a controversial extradition bill and the faith factor. Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam has since apologised for proposing the controversial bill which would see the transfer of fugitives to China and ...

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Social Responsibility Review – 21 June

What’s coming up “Voice. Treaty. Truth. Let’s work together for a shared future”  That’s this year’s NAIDOC Week theme, reflecting three key elements to the reforms set out in the Uluru Statement, “From the Heart”. Learn more about the theme. We are invited to walk in a movement for a better future.  This year’s beautiful poster reads, “Early dawn light ...

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Moderator’s musing – 20 June

Queensland Synod moderator, Rev David Baker. Photo: Ben Rogers

Voluntary Assisted Dying is a topical issue in our society. Legislation will likely soon be introduced into the Queensland Parliament, after it has already been passed in Victoria. In order for the church to develop an informed position on this topic, in late 2018, on behalf of the Uniting Church in Australia, Queensland Synod, I requested an update of the ...

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