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Social responsibility review – 23 May

What’s Coming up National Reconciliation Week This is an important annual event 27 May to 3 June for all who call Australia home. It begins with the anniversary of the successful 1967 Referendum and finishes with the High Court Mabo land rights decision. This year’s theme is “Grounded in Truth: Walk Together in Courage”. Find events near you. Resources are ...

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Friday’s religion wrap

The Journey team selects stories that got us talking this week.   Christians won’t be left out of representation ABC News reports on why left-wing Christians are an emerging voting bloc this election and why their politics aren’t as simple as traditional leftists. ABC claims that, “unlike conservative Christians on the right, who rally around a distinct set of issues – including same-sex ...

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Moderator’s Musing – 17 May

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

At a time when the Queensland Synod gathers in consensus decision-making, the Australian icon of consensus politics, Bob Hawke AC, GCL, has passed away.   Irrespective of one’s political persuasion, we can all acknowledge that Bob Hawke, of congregational church background, caught the mood of the country for something better in our communal life, and delivered on it. Together with ...

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Friday’s religion wrap

The Journey team selects stories that got us talking this week.   Shifting Christian cinema’s focus to mainstream appeal Buzzfeed News puts the spotlight on Christian cinema and its growing mainstream appeal, and ponders how the Christian movie industry will fare when it has traditionally been “fuelled by a sense of neglect”? In 2018 I Can Only Imagine, a biopic about Christian musician ...

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Friday’s religion wrap

The Journey team selects stories that got us talking this week.   Don’t be a fool; religion has a place in school  The Sydney Morning Herald has an opinion piece arguing that religious education still has a place in Australian schools despite critics waging an ideological war to have it removed. Christian SRE CEO Murray Norman examines the Census data and finds that while ...

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Moderator’s Musing – 30 April

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

So Easter Madness “went off” and it was a wonderful time of discipleship, fellowship, and worship for 180 young people. I popped in on the Sunday to have a yarn with those who wanted to talk about “the big questions”. One came to me that I didn’t expect: “Was Jesus ripped?”. I needed a bit of help. “Ripped”? “Yeah, you ...

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Social responsibility review – 24 April

Coming up Brisbane #ClimateElection Day of Action 3 May is the #ClimateElection National Day of Action at Federal MP and candidates’ offices across Australia—and they need everyone there! Demonstrators will be at Trevor Evans MP’s office in Albion from 4.00–5.30pm to demand he commits to the urgent climate action we all deserve. To change the politics of climate change we ...

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Moderator’s Musing – 23 April

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

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has called Australians to the polls, with Lions and Rotary barbecues around the country firing up and serving democracy sausages for all on 18 May. There are many markers—from yarns over a coffee to well-funded surveys—that tell us we are experiencing an increased level of anxiety and cynicism about our political system. Australians want a government ...

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Social responsibility review – 12 April

What’s coming up Justice for refugees; peace not war; bring them here. Join other people of faith on Palm Sunday to stand up for refugees. In the run up to the federal election, the Palm Sunday rally and march will help tell all politicians that we want a fair society that welcomes refugees. Look out for Sue Hutchinson and the ...

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Friday’s religion wrap

The Journey team explores the stories that got us talking this week.  Yoga’s link to homosexuality a bit of a stretch Newsweek reports on Russian prison authorities’ decision to reinstate yoga classes after an initial ban due to theological concerns the practice could lead to homosexuality. Theological professor Alexander Dvorkin raised the issue when he wrote that yoga “could cause ...

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