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Christians protest “state sanctioned child abuse”

Christian protesters decline to leave the Hon Peter Dutton's office. Photo by Love Makes a Way.

An ecumenical group which held a peaceful prayer vigil in federal Health Minister Peter Dutton’s office in September was removed by police. Journey reports. Eleven priests, nuns, ministers and Christian lay leaders were removed by police from the Strathpine office of federal Health Minister, the Hon Peter Dutton on 9 September. The ecumenical group was holding a peaceful prayer vigil ...

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Seven ways small congregations can make a difference

A small church next to a big church. Graphic designed by Journey.

Small congregations face a unique set of challenges, and don’t always have the resources to participate in ministry in the same way as large churches with big budgets and a large talent pool. But small churches are still an important part of the fabric of our community, and their intimate size offers opportunities that aren’t available to big communities. Here’s ...

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Grassroots ministry takes shape on the Sunshine Coast

Fresh Expressions is a UK-based movement that encourages new ways of being church.

Phil Smith is a lay pastor in an ecumenical school in Caloundra on the Sunshine Coast. With the support of the Caloundra Uniting Church, he is  helping to grow a new faith community called BELLS. We are based on Australia’s Sunshine Coast in a new real estate development where there is no church building. I work half time for the ...

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Brisbane church leaders shine light on corruption

Queensland Synod Moderator Rev Kaye Ronalds with other church and community leaders at the Shine the Light prayer vigil.

Uniting Church Queensland Synod Moderator Rev Kaye Ronalds joined Brisbane church leaders at a prayer vigil on 17 October against the endemic corruption which keeps people in poverty across the world. The ecumenical vigil at Wilson Outlook Reserve in Brisbane was one of an estimated 2000 prayer vigils held worldwide during Anti-poverty Week from 13–19 October. The initiative is part ...

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