Roundup: Nature, climate change, welcoming churches, Slacks Creek fire, religious alliances, asylum seekers, Ulladulla, belief, Bible knowledge

Roundup: Nature, climate change, welcoming churches, Slacks Creek fire, religious alliances, asylum seekers, Ulladulla, belief, Bible knowledge

Time for Creation 2011: Trees and forests shall rejoice

The World Council of Churches has joined in a call to observe September 1 to October 4 as a time for prayer, reflection and re-dedication regarding care for and just use of God’s gifts in nature.

The new back pew

I’m convinced that a congregation’s website is the new “back pew”.

Church farewells family

In the early hours of August 24, a house fire in Slacks Creek, Brisbane, took the lives of members of three generations of a family who are associated with the Logan Central Multicultural Uniting Church, in Brisbane’s south.

End of Ramadan celebrations hailed by WCC general secretary

Christian and Muslims, together with leaders of other world religions, should cooperate in “rallying people to form alliances for peace and reconciliation with justice”, according to the Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, general secretary of the World Council of Churches.

Asylum seekers need access to religious services

Asylum seekers detained inside Australia’s Darwin detention centre do not have adequate access to religious services, refugee advocates say.

Take action on climate change

Taking action on climate change is like taking out home insurance, according to a keynote speaker at a seminar on climate change held in Wauchope.

Old church being readied for a new life

The Ulladulla Uniting Church is getting ready for a new role. Undergoing extensive renovations, the church will soon be opened up for more community events with the Uniting congregation keen to get involved with the local community.

Why I believe in God

Ben Myers’ audio sermon.

High Court grounds Malaysia Solution

Unless there were to be a bipartisan agreement in the Parliament or a government deal with the Greens, asylum seekers arriving by boat now need to be processed fairly, promptly, on our terms and on our turf.

Americans flunk question on Captain America vs. Bible

Pop quiz: Who said “We often suffer, but we are never crushed. Even when we don’t know what to do, we never give up”?

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