Anzac stories


JOHN H SMITH

An ecumenical service of lament, repentance and hope will be held at St Paul’s Cathedral on Anzac Day. The service is based around the following three stories. 

Those who said no to war

When the Great War ...

Carol ends on a high note

Retiring synod liaison minister (Tasmania) Rev Carol Bennett was recognised for her ‘profound’ ministry of encouragement and support at her Service of Release in Launceston on Saturday.

Synod general secretary Rev Dr Mark Lawrence said Carol had supported individuals and communities ...

Anzac Day lament and reflection


FRIDAY FORUM

REV DR WES CAMPBELL

On Tuesday Anzac Day, prayers for peace will be held at St Paul’s Cathedral, for the third year running.

We will remember those who said no to war. As in the past three ...

The big ask of Muslims


It might have been a ‘trial run’ but the very first question at the Ask a Muslim forum held at 130 Lt Collins St on Wednesday night delved deeply into profound and potentially problematic territory.

Do Muslims and Christians ...

Record result from flipping Pancake Day around


St Leonard’s Church Brighton Bayside raised the highest amount ever donated from a Pancake Day event in Victoria and Tasmania, even though they didn’t charge a cent for the 300 or so pancakes served.

Last year St Leonard’s member ...

Violence spurs renewed call to close camp


Uniting Church President Stuart McMillan and members of the Australian Churches Refugee Taskforce have called for refugees on Manus Island to be transferred to Australia after shots were fired at the compound on Good Friday.

A large group of ...

Easter: A Chance for New Beginnings


The President of the Uniting Church in Australia Stuart McMillan has used his annual Easter message to pray for Christian churches in the Middle East and for greater compassion in Australia for those displaced by war and conflict.

In ...

Easter people


Rev Carol Bennett

I’m fond of describing the church as ‘Easter people’.

I know we aren’t quite there yet, but I find myself thinking about the whole Easter story when I think about times of change, particularly those times ...

Day of harmony and hope


LARRY MARSHALL

Over 300 Sri Lankans and friends of Sri Lanka gathered together at Mulgrave Community Hall on Saturday to celebrate a special Harmony Day with delicious food, inspiring speakers, beautiful music and traditional dance. It was a day ...

Hope when all seems lost


BILL PUGH

“My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” The words of the Psalmist encapsulates the cry of the desperate who feel abandoned by God. These words were uttered by Jesus in his last moments. Even he ...