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Social Responsibility Review – 30 January

Coming up The anniversary of the national apology to Australia’s Indigenous people Wednesday 13 February marks the 11th anniversary of the National Apology to the Stolen Generations. Members of the stolen generations were invited to hear this important milestone in Australia’s history first-hand in the gallery of the House of Representatives. Watch the Apology again. The Australian Parliament has resources ...

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Friday’s religion wrap

The Journey team selects stories that got us talking this week.  Lady not gaga over Pence’s Christianity NBC News has news of Lady Gaga’s statements at a Las Vegas concert where she condemned US Vice President Mike Pence and his wife’s Christianity. Speaking to over 5000 fans at the MGM Park Theater, Gaga stated, “To Mike Pence, who thinks it’s acceptable that ...

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Social Responsbility Review – 24 January 2018

Coming up Welcoming Cities Symposium Join Welcoming Cities in Brisbane 2–3 April as we bring together local, national and international practitioners, policy-makers, researchers, business innovators and civic leaders to share and discuss the challenges, benefits and opportunities of migration, settlement, cultural diversity and inclusion. Week in review Pastoral statement – update post-15th Assembly President of the Uniting Church in Australia Dr ...

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Moderators Musing – 21 January

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

Australia Day has always been pretty low key at our place; a day to get some things done around the house and maybe have friends over for a pizza or a curry. It’s right that a country such as Australia take time to give thanks for what has been achieved here. We are, in many ways, the envy of the ...

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Friday’s religion wrap

The Journey team selects stories that got us talking this week.    Faith might be best for a good night’s rest Religion News Service details information about a new study released in the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion which found a strong faith could be a key factor in getting a good sleep. The study, “Sleep Quality and the Stress-Buffering ...

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Moderator’s Musing – 14 January

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

The news out of South Australia recently means that the 15th Assembly’s decision on marriage will not be subject to suspension and review. For some that will be a great relief, as their personhood, commitments and relationships will not be put to public debate and judgement. For others, it’s a challenge to work through being in a church that accepts ...

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Friday’s religion wrap

The Journey team selects stories that got us talking this week.    Devils loom with technology boom Gizmodo examines Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch Kirill’s comments that technology like mobile phones and social media could spell the end times for humanity and the rise of Satan. Speaking to the Russia-1 TV network, Kirill warned of “falling into slavery” to smartphones and that “user ...

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Synod in Session experience – Claire Nicholls

Claire Nicholls reflects on her experience as a young adult at the 33rd Synod in Session. As we all look ahead to the new year our church is preparing to meet again for Synod in Session 2019. Towards the beginning of 2017 my church council asked for nominations for the upcoming Synod in Session and at the time my work schedule ...

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Friday’s religion wrap

The Journey team selects stories that got us talking this week.    Rocky road ahead for Godly licence plate?   CBN News reports on the controversial religious licence plates the American state of Mississippi is planning to distribute this year. In 2014 Republican Governor Phil Bryant signed legislation to add the motto “In God We Trust” to the state seal and in ...

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Synod in Session experience – Tim Holmes

Tim Holmes of Brisbane reflects on his experience as a young person at the 33rd Synod in Session. What prompted you to nominate for Synod? How did you find the nomination process? I had been involved in Easter Madness and a few other Synod activities so I understood the role and function of the Synod body, with this I realised ...

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