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27 05, 2020

Letter – Voluntary Assisted Dying

2020-06-08T16:04:16+10:00 27 May 2020|Categories: Statements|0 Comments

COVID-19 has reminded us that as a global community and as a society we are all interconnected, interdependent and interrelated. It has also reminded us of the importance of our vision and values for our society. As a nation, we have made the decision to prioritise the health and well-being of people and the protection [...]

29 03, 2020

Statement – Save businesses and jobs

2020-06-08T16:05:18+10:00 29 March 2020|Categories: Statements|0 Comments

State church leader calls on the Federal Cabinet to introduce a wage subsidy guarantee immediately The Uniting Church in Australia, Queensland Synod oversees congregations across the state, schools and Queensland’s largest community service agency, UnitingCare Queensland. We are calling on the Federal Government to ensure wage continuity through an 80 per cent wage subsidy guarantee [...]

18 03, 2020

Uniting Church stands in solidarity with community in unprecedented times

2020-03-18T16:54:47+10:00 18 March 2020|Categories: Statements|0 Comments

Wednesday 18 March 2020 Like many in our community, the Uniting Church in Australia, Queensland Synod has been actively monitoring developments in the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Our church expresses its commitment to stand in solidarity with our community, consistent with our understanding that to love our neighbour is a calling of the highest order. [...]

2 03, 2020

Statement – Carpentaria Presbytery

2020-06-08T16:05:30+10:00 2 March 2020|Categories: Statements|0 Comments

Dear friends in Christ, A diverse group of Uniting Church members and ministers gathered in Cairns over the weekend to relinquish being the Calvary and North Queensland Presbyteries and be commissioned as a new presbytery—the Carpentaria Presbytery. It was a wonderful time of thanksgiving and reflection, and a time of being excited about the future [...]

3 01, 2020

Statement – Bushfires in southern states

2020-01-03T13:17:30+10:00 3 January 2020|Categories: Statements|0 Comments

Dear friends in Christ, As news continues to unfold from our southern states of the devastating impact bushfires are having on many communities, Rev Peter Armstrong—the Chair of the Queensland Synod Disaster Response and Community Recovery Committee—and I have been in contact with the NSW/ACT and Vic/Tas Synods, and are ready to support with our [...]