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A few favourite books from 2018

As the year draws to a close and the books come out for a summer read on the beach or veranda, Nick Mattiske selects a few of his favourites from 2018. What were your favourites from this year? Please let us know in the comments below. Much of the focus of Tom Wright’s career has been on the theology of ...

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Another way of being human in the world

This International Day of Persons with Disability, Sue Hutchinson, the Queensland Synod’s Research and Policy Officer, spoke with Eileen Glass, of the L’Arche Community in Australia, about life in L’Arche and the new movie being released in 2019. When Eileen Glass walks into a L’Arche household anywhere in the world, she feels like she’s at home. Eileen is an Australian ...

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Friday’s religion wrap

The Journey team selects stories that got us talking this week.    The devil flows through Celine’s clothes?  The Christian Post has news of a senior Catholic priest/exorcist who sees the devil in Celine Dion’s new gender-neutral kids’ clothing line. Msgr John Esseff who was once the spiritual director to Saint Teresa of Calcutta, spoke to The National Catholic Register about “the way this gender ...

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Social Responsibility Review – 27 November

What’s coming up Empowering people with disability International Day of People with Disability is 3 December. Roughly 15 per cent of our global population or about 1 billion people around the world live with a disability. Resources are available for communities, schools, workplaces etc. to get involved. More ideas are available here. Please remember when you are planning: “Nothing about ...

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Where to with the wisdom we wove?

Reflections on UnitingWomen 2018 by Jenny Prior I started a new hobby this year. It happened quite spontaneously. Wandering along market stalls, I paused to watch a lady weaving a string bag with plant fibres. “Would you like to make a string bag?” she asked. “We will be making these at our next workshop. Leave your email and I will ...

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Friday’s religion wrap

The Journey team selects stories that got us talking this week.    Texans pray: Send Ghost away Arty metal band Ghost are set to tour Texas and not everyone is that thrilled, according to Consequence of Sound. Numerous members of the Midland, Texas community are gathering for prayers to seek God’s protection against what they see as devilish spiritual forces accompanying the ...

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Social responsibility review – 20 November

What’s coming up Advocate for gender equality and safety Join multi-faith and human rights groups on Friday 23 November at 4.30 pm for a public event in Brisbane City to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Starting at Emma Miller Place, the walk will move via Queens Park, to Speaker’s Corner at Parliament House. Everyone ...

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Upheaval

One man’s permanent departure from a congregation over theological differences in marriage got Liz Schneidewin thinking about faith, change and the power of words to inflict deep hurt. Yesterday, a man who I had never met left the church. I was sitting with my cherished friends, chatting comfortably about which stall I would man for the upcoming Christmas markets when ...

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Friday’s religion wrap

The Journey team selects stories that got us talking this week.   Yoga: healthy pursuit with a demonic route? Christian Examiner has news of a Missouri megachurch pastor and his warnings about yoga, specifically that “positions associated with exercise and meditation activity were designed to ‘open you up to demonic power’”. Pastor John Lindell told his 10 000 member congregation in a sermon, ...

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King’s supports rural and regional Queensland

In 2019, King’s College at The University of Queensland will award over $500,000 in scholarships and bursaries to support those in financial need, particularly students from rural and regional Queensland. The College will also launch a new catering operation to provide students with greater choice and financial advantage. Master of King’s College, Greg Eddy said the initiatives were a response ...

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