Letting Go

This month's Crosslight feature is on the diversity of Christian perspectives on dying with dignity.

Beyond Addiction

DEB BENNETT The Uniting Church in Victoria and Tasmania will consider its position on the establishment of Medically Supervised Injecting Centres (MSICs) when it gathers for the September Synod meeting at Box Hill.

The face of friendship

DEB BENNETT Rhanee Tsetsakos (nee Lester) is used to teaching people about her Indigenous culture.

Does power trump real Christianity?

FRIDAY FORUM YOUR VIEWS ON THE NEWS DEB BENNETT “Trump preached xenophobia, racism, sexism, Islamophobia, homophobia, and more, and the white evangelical base said ‘Amen.’.

Pedalling a message of inclusion

DEB BENNETT If the thought of cycling more than 500 kilometres sends a lazy shudder up your spine, spare a thought for a group of 18 Australians who recently pedalled their way across Cambodia and Vietnam.

Australian stories

Pic credit: Ros Horin, Baulkham Hills African Ladies Troupe DOCUMENTARY | THE BAULKHAM HILLS AFRICAN LADIES TROUPE Review by Deb Bennett The Baulkham Hills African Ladies Troupe documents writer Ros Horin’s involvement w

Opportunity knocks

DEB BENNETT Seconds out – How an op shop rivalry turned into a Synod duel The Box Hill Town Hall in June was the scene of a showdown between two Uniting Church ministers, one that had been building for months.

From Mooroolbark to Kampala

DEB BENNETT In the early morning hours of 27 April 1996, a weary Australian educator and a disheartened social worker from Africa met at the breakfast bar of a café on 500 West Broadway, San Diego.

Hello possums

DEB BENNETT A lot of media coverage last week was devoted to the subject of home invasions by a gang of car thieves.