Five things to click this week

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New and interesting articles, videos, photographs and other content are posted online every day. Here are five recent items that may interest the Uniting Church SA community.

Have you read, watched or browsed an interesting item recently? Please send suggestions for links to include in future “Five things” posts in the comments section below or email them to newtimes@sa.uca.org.au

The desperate journey of a trafficked girl

New Yorker

Thousands of teenagers from Edo State in Nigeria, and particularly from Benin City, attempt to go to Europe to make a better life for themselves and their families. Traffickers exploit this desire, covering the travel costs of many women and girls if they agree to work for them overseas until they have paid back the cost of the journey.  The families of the girls are often involved in making these deals on their behalf. This article looks at the forced labour and sex work many endure through human trafficking, focussing particularly on the story of one young woman named Blessing.

Good Egg Guide 2017

Stop the Traffik

Stop the Traffik Australia have released their “Good Egg Guide” for 2017. This guide provides information about Easter chocolate products that are “traffik free”, helping people to make responsible choices over the Easter period.

Perspectives on Easter

Crosslight

Three Uniting Church Leaders, including President-Elect Dr Deidre Palmer, share their perspectives on Easter. This article was published in the April edition of Crosslight, the Vic/Tas Synod magazine.

Easter through Middle Eastern eyes

Uniting Church in Australia Assembly

The Assembly’s Multicultural and Cross-Cultural Ministry team recently published this article, which explores Easter traditions and perspectives in several Middle Eastern countries. These insights were shared at a recent workshop attended by approximately 30 Uniting Church leaders. The workshop was held in Sydney and coordinated by the Christ and Cultures Gathering in partnership with Uniting Mission and Education.

All hail Adelaide: How the Australian city became ‘the new Portland’

The Telegraph

A nice piece in the UK’s Telegraph highlighting the rising profile of Adelaide in the international arena. The article highlights local restaurants and bars, nearby beaches and wine regions, and the many festivals and events that take place in February and March.


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