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11 12, 2018

Historic milestone for religious instruction in Queensland

2018-12-11T12:40:33+00:00 11 December 2018|Categories: Statements|0 Comments

For the first time in Queensland's history, faith groups have come together in a unified peak body to represent religious instruction in Queensland's state schools. A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed that brings together 15 Christian groups as well as Queensland representatives from the Islamic, Jewish, Baha’i and Buddhist faiths under the name Multi-Faiths [...]

23 11, 2018

Statement regarding Newlife Church

2018-11-23T16:31:46+00:00 23 November 2018|Categories: Statements|0 Comments

Dear friends in Christ, You may have seen media reporting in News Limited papers this morning regarding Newlife Church on the Gold Coast. Of particular concern is the allegation that a “splinter group of eight ministers from separate congregations, led by Newlife head reverend Stu Cameron, has begun to push to retain the “traditional” notion [...]

31 10, 2018

Update regarding Shalom Christian College

2018-10-31T08:30:12+00:00 31 October 2018|Categories: Statements|0 Comments

Townsville’s Shalom Christian College will continue to operate next year with plans to re-open the high school following its acquisition by Carinity. Carinity today announced it had purchased the College at Condon from Uniting Church in Australia, Queensland Synod. Carinity’s Executive Manager Education Christine Hill said the school would continue with around 100 Prep to [...]

19 10, 2018

Statement regarding people seeking asylum

2018-10-19T11:59:34+00:00 19 October 2018|Categories: Statements|0 Comments

The Uniting Church in Australia, Queensland Synod is deeply concerned about the welfare of refugees, both those detained in Nauru in Australia’s name and those who have come to Australia seeking safety and have had their supports and benefits cut off by the Australian Government. Our firm position is that people seeking asylum and refugees [...]

16 10, 2018

Access to free professional counselling services for ministry agents

2018-10-16T09:24:36+00:00 16 October 2018|Categories: Statements|0 Comments

The Queensland Synod’s Employee Assistance Program policy provides for individuals to access confidential professional counselling services of up to three one-hour consultations free of charge. The Synod is extending this service to all ministry agents (Deacon, Minister of the Word and Ministry of Pastor). The provider can assist with short term intervention strategies to help [...]

11 10, 2018

Statement responding to recent media reports regarding the Religious Freedom Review

2018-10-11T15:38:53+00:00 11 October 2018|Categories: Statements|0 Comments

The Uniting Church in Australia, Queensland Synod is concerned by recent media reports regarding the Religious Freedom Review completed by The Hon. Philip Ruddock. The reporting speculates that religious schools would “turn away gay students and teachers under changes to federal anti-discrimination laws.” We believe that every person is precious and made in the image [...]

5 10, 2018

Message from Moderator of the Uniting Church in Australia, Queensland Synod

2018-10-05T16:09:18+00:00 5 October 2018|Categories: Statements|0 Comments

Dear friends in Christ, Earlier this year consultation across the life of the Uniting Church in Australia, Queensland Synod, was undertaken to identify how the church may best provide for payments associated with redress and civil litigation relating to historical instances of child sexual abuse. We appreciate the substantial and thoughtful responses that came from [...]

21 09, 2018

Pastoral Letter from President of the Uniting Church in Australia

2018-09-21T14:56:02+00:00 21 September 2018|Categories: Statements|0 Comments

Greetings in the name of Christ, In recent days there has been some public commentary made about the possible creation of alternative conciliar and related structures within and outside the Uniting Church in Australia. These statements have suggested, among other things, a “replacement” Assembly, a separate College for the training of ministers, and the creation [...]

11 09, 2018

Statement regarding Termination of Pregnancy Bill 2018

2018-09-11T12:56:56+00:00 11 September 2018|Categories: Statements|0 Comments

The Uniting Church in Australia, Queensland Synod is deeply concerned about the Termination of Pregnancy Bill 2018 introduced by the Queensland Government and fundamentally opposes it. We believe the foetus is a human life, and that it has rights that need to be protected, alongside the rights of women. The proposed bill fails to protect [...]

28 08, 2018

Polity Committee Advice regarding: Same-gender Marriage

2018-08-28T16:22:49+00:00 28 August 2018|Categories: Uncategorised|0 Comments

In July 2018, at the 15th triennial Assembly, the National Assembly made a decision regarding the conduct of same-gender marriage in the Uniting Church in Australia. The full decision can be viewed online. Prior to this decision, the Presbytery of North Queensland made a resolution which sought to direct those in that presbytery to [...]

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