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God’s house should be a safe house

Rainbow colour post-it notes.

“Mum, I just want to tell you I’m gay.” These are the heart-stopping words that greet countless parents both inside and outside the church. As a Christian with pretty black-and-white views on homosexuality, I never thought this would happen to me because my son was a Christian! But it did happen. Late one night 12 years ago my son drove ...

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Journey wins international awards

(Front row, L-R) Ashley Thompson, Mardi Lumsden and Rohan Salmond with other Uniting Church communications people at the Australasian Religious Press Association awards evening. Photo by Belinda Taylor.

Representing the Uniting Church in Queensland, Journey magazine won four prizes at the 2014 Australasian Religious Press Association (ARPA) awards in Canberra over the weekend. Judges loved the redesign Journey underwent in 2013, awarding gold for best cover (April 2013) and most improved hard copy publication and silver for overall best design. Special congratulations also go to Ashley Thompson for ...

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Number crunch: Does the Uniting Church have a future?

2013 Uniting Church census data displayed in an infographic format.

Data from the 2013 census of the Uniting Church in Australia has been released just in time for its 37th anniversary. It reveals an organisation facing some tough decisions. Dianne Jensen reports. Thirty-seven years down the track, Australia’s first home-grown church is facing a mid-life crisis familiar to any adult wondering where the kids have gone and what lies ahead. ...

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