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Offering prayer for Ecuador and Japan

Over the past week, several earthquakes of varying magnitudes have hit different parts of the world, with the most severe affecting vast numbers of people in Japan and Ecuador. Moderator Dr Deidre Palmer urges members of the Uniting Church SA to join her in praying for those affected.

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A new church for old Mapoon

Established as a Presbyterian mission in 1891, Mapoon was forced to close in 1963, when the Qld Government burned homes and demolished the church. Former residents eventually resettled in the area, and are now seeking to build a new church home.

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News & notices - 13 April 2016

This week's news and notices from congregations, the SA Synod and the wider Uniting Church. There are lots of items this week so be sure to check them out!

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Working to close the gap

Today is National Close the Gap Day and the 10th anniversary of the Close the Gap campaign. The President of the Uniting Church in Australia Assembly, Stuart McMillan shares his thoughts on Indigenous health, sovereignty and treaty.

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Statistics show suicide rise

According to data recently released by the Australia Bureau of Statistics (ABS), suicide rates in 2014 jumped to 12 deaths per 100,000 people – the highest in a decade.

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Emergency relief for Fiji

As communities in Fiji assess the damage done by Category 5 Cyclone Winston, Uniting Church and UnitingWorld leaders are inviting Australian communities to join them in supporting those affected through prayer and contributions to the UnitingWorld Fiji Emergency Appeal.

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Prayer for Fiji

Severe Tropical Cyclone Winston has caused massive damage across Fiji. UnitingWorld is offering updates about the situation and support for those affected by the disaster.

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Progressing after Pinery

It has now been over two months since the Pinery bushfire began – but its effects continue to be felt by those in the region. Disaster and Recovery Ministries Coordinator talks to New Times about the recovery process thus far.

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Nuclear waste a cause for concern, say SA church members

On Monday 15 February, the Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission released tentative findings suggesting the profitability of a nuclear waste dump in South Australia. Members of the Uniting Church SA have already expressed concern over this possibility.