Failing the most vulnerable

I have read three books over the last few weeks – two works of fiction and one non-fiction – all with a common thread, the treatment or mistreatment of children.

Laid low for Lent

We are in the season of Lent. From childhood we were encouraged to give something up to enable us to reflect on the sacrifice of Jesus. People fast or give up red meat on Fridays.

Leading questions

PENNY MULVEY What role does ethics play in leadership? In many ways this has been an underlying theme throughout January with media reports on political entitlement in regards to t

Giving thanks

PENNY MULVEY Stanley and his goat present a captivating front page. His infectious happiness somehow invites us to share his pleasure.

Conversation or conflict? 

PENNY MULVEY Crosslight published a letter from Rev David Brown with the heading ‘Learning from Islam’ in our October edition.

Noisy gongs and clanging cymbals

PENNY MULVEY Have you ever considered what a respectful conversation might sound like? This might seem an odd question if you are always respectful.

Locked out even in laneway

PENNY MULVEY When is an alcove a home? Sadly, it is more often than any of us would like to imagine as we enjoy the comfort of four walls and a cosy bed.

Word wise

By PENNY MULVEY Political correctness is defined by Wikipedia as follows:  “commonly abbreviated to PC, is a term which, in modern usage, is used to describe language, policies, or

Church leads the way

PENNY MULVEY The ABC is once again inviting Australian voters to participate in the online civic engagement tool, Vote Compass, in the lead up to the July federal election.