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 measures which are intended not to offe

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.

Foundations for the future

By PENNY MULVEY The apostle Paul, in the final chapter of his letter to the Romans, draws attention to the many people who assisted him on his journeys proclaiming Jesus Christ.

Lessons from Holy Saturday

By Penny Mulvey As you read this, you will have travelled the journey of Lent, felt the grief of Jesus’ death on the cross, and joined with others to celebrate that Christ has risen, the cornerstone of Christian hope.

Challenging bias

PENNY MULVEY International Women’s Day (IWD), held on 8 March for the past 105 years, had its origins at an international conference of socialist women held in Copenhagen in 1910, which had, as its foremost aim, internat

Welcome to 2016

By Penny Mulvey What does 2016 hold for you? Are you looking forward to discovering new authors? Being challenged by new ideas? Perhaps engaging with your local politician around issues of national or local importance? D

Heartache and Hope

By Penny Mulvey A small boy, in the arms of his father, responded to questioning by a French journalist asking how he was feeling after the Paris attacks last month. The little boy said he was scared.

Supporting the next generation

By Penny Mulvey Seven representatives of the NextGen group which travelled to China in September for a contextual learning trip. They spoke of their trip at a special event at the Synod offices late last month.

Who is the God we worship?

By Penny Mulvey Questions have been raised by disability advocates regarding Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s decision to roll up the disabilities and aged care portfolio into the increased social services portfolio hea