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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 [...]

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