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Inequality and the power of imagining a different world

Rev Elenie Poulos on ABC's Compass

Ahead of Anti-Poverty week, director of UnitingJustice Rev Elenie Poulos has written a piece for Wesley Mission Brisbane highlighting the growing inequality in Australian society. In her article she writes about the factors driving inequality both in Australia and overseas: ” … somewhere along the way, the world was hijacked by neoliberal economic theory and now we have an extreme ...

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Photos reveal face of Aussie poverty

Adam sells the Big Issue on his pitch near the Queen Street Mall.

Queensland’s  Anti-Poverty Week launch will unveil the surprising face of poverty in Australia. Rohan Salmond reports. For more than ten years, Anti-Poverty Week has been a reminder for Australians that poverty is a real part of their community and their world. From an Australian point of view, poverty can feel like a distant, abstract problem, but for Geoff Batkin, executive ...

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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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Transformed by hope

It is easy to overlook the stories of others when we do not have a name and a face to put to them. The power of getting to know others personally is indisputable and can completely change our worldview, but getting to know people who are radically different from us is a challenge. Oceans—both literal and metaphorical—separate us, preventing us ...

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