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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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Friday’s religion wrap

The Journey team selects stories that got us talking this week.   Hellish payday looms for “Angel” service Variety reports that family-friendly entertainment streamer VidAngel could be in for a massive bill after a trial commenced to determine how much the company will have to pay for copyright infringement. The service allowed users to watch popular entertainment properties such as Game of Thrones ...

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Social Responsiblity Review – 12 June

What’s coming up  Living the Change workshops  Queensland’s Australian Religious Response to Climate Change (ARRCC) invites you to two free workshops on 15 June, 2–5pm, and repeated on 30 June, 2–5pm, at St Andrew’s Anglican church, Vulture St, South Brisbane. Join Mark Delaney, (author of Low Carbon and Loving It) and others from ARRCC to learn ways to reduce our ...

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Crossing the cultural divide

Rev David J Hawke explores cross-cultural mission in the 21st century by looking to historical figures and how they humbly and respectfully interacted with those yet to hear the gospel message. Our world view affects us in the same way our autonomous body functions work: silently and unnoticeably. Defining our world view is hard. It is not until we encounter ...

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