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Recent allegations at Royal Commission

on 28 Feb 2015 by

Pastoral Note to Congregations and Presbyteries, 28 February 2015 On Friday the Royal Commission heard evidence regarding the possible destruction of documents relating to child sexual abuse at Knox Grammar School. Jim Mein, a past Moderator of the Uniting Church, was wrongly implicated in the destruction of these documents. Understandably the Church and Jim are […]

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Greater Capacity — for Greater Good

on 23 Feb 2015 by

Our Church’s firm commitment to social justice is long-standing, ingrained and widespread. Insights is highlighting the work of the Social Justice Forum within the Uniting Church in Australia, Synod of NSW and the ACT. In the fourth of five articles, we outline how the Forum encourages individual Christians to act for social justice — wherever they are. […]

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Stay Updated about Social Justice

on 23 Feb 2015 by

Our Church’s firm commitment to social justice is long-standing, ingrained and widespread. Insights is highlighting the work of the Social Justice Forum within the Uniting Church in Australia, Synod of NSW and the ACT. In the last of five articles, we let you know how the Forum can help you stay updated about social justice issues. Click […]

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How You Can Help Fight the Housing Crisis

on 23 Feb 2015 by

The issue In NSW, 62 per cent of low-income households are experiencing rental stress. The waiting list for public housing (for eligible households) contains 55,000 names. In some areas of NSW, there is a 10-year waiting list for housing. Vulnerable people of all ages are affected by the severe shortage of affordable housing in NSW. […]

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Giving Hope to Asylum Seekers

on 23 Feb 2015 by

Our Church’s firm commitment to social justice is long-standing, ingrained and widespread. As a key part of this, Insights is highlighting the work of the Social Justice Forum within the Uniting Church in Australia, Synod of NSW and the ACT. In the second of five articles, we focus upon one of the Forum’s recent campaigns to lobby the […]

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The Battle for Affordable Housing

on 23 Feb 2015 by

Our Church’s firm commitment to social justice is long-standing, ingrained and widespread. Insights is highlighting the work of the Social Justice Forum within the Uniting Church in Australia, Synod of NSW and the ACT. In the third of five articles, we let you know about how “table talk” can help those struggling with one of the major […]

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Standing Up for Social Justice

on 19 Feb 2015 by

Our Church’s firm commitment to social justice is long-standing, ingrained and widespread. As a key part of this, Insights is highlighting the work of the Social Justice Forum within the Uniting Church in Australia, Synod of NSW and the ACT. In the first of five articles, we give you the lowdown on the Forum, as well as what […]

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News round-up: Pope Francis Condemns Islamic State’s Executions, Coptic Christians Increasingly Feel Endangered, Copenhagen Reels after Deadly Shootings

on 18 Feb 2015 by

Pope Francis Condemns Islamic State’s Executions of Christians in Libya Pope Francis on Monday (Feb. 16) denounced the brutal slayings of 21 Coptic Christians in Libya by militants linked to the Islamic State, saying “they were assassinated just for being Christian.” “The blood of our Christian brothers is a witness that cries out,” Francis said […]

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News round-up: UnitingCare fundraiser cancelled, Fifty Shades of Grey global backlash, Fifty Shades of Grey gets black marks from clergy

on 13 Feb 2015 by

Country preschool fundraiser caught up in Fifty Shades of Grey controversy A regional preschool fundraising event has been cancelled at the last minute, after UnitingCare declared the sexually explicit movie Fifty Shades of Grey was an inappropriate choice for a film screening. READ ON Fifty Shades of Grey film prompts donations to charities for domestic […]

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Free the Children – End the Abuse

on 12 Feb 2015 by

The Uniting Church in Australia is calling for the immediate release of all children and their families from Australian-run immigration detention centres, after the publication of a shocking report by the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC). The damning report, The Forgotten Children, is the largest survey of children in detention ever conducted anywhere in the […]