One of the most striking images of the new look of the Methodist Church in Fiji are the elaborate stoles unveiled as part of the church’s first national gathering for seven years in August.
Young filmmaker Dieter Knierim is this year’s recipient of the Connections UnitingCare Anti-Poverty Award.
Mr Knierim’s film Unfinished Business highlights issues faced by Indigenous people in far north Queensland living with a disability. The film was created after Mr Knierim became involved with the First People’s Disability Network.
Richard Denniss, head of the Australian Institute, told Uniting Church members at the Melbourne Justice and International Mission convention that companies have realised the ‘greed is good’ mantra no longer washes with the community.
Twenty-six properties in Yarra Yarra Presbytery are listed for divestment. West Hawthorn Uniting Church is an example of the way the sale of properties is also impacting the wider community and ecumenical partners.
The Justice and International Mission (JIM) Unit of the Commission for Mission has made a submission to an inquiry by the Australian government into tightening Australia’s anti-money laundering laws.
Coles is working on tackling forced labour and human trafficking issues in the seafood, fruit and vegetable industries in Thailand. The Justice and International Mission (JIM) unit of the Commission for Mission has been using its local contacts to assist Coles in bringing these practices to an end.
The biggest property decision made in the history of the synod of Victorian and Tasmanian has now been enacted, with more than 50 properties soon to be put up for sale.
In early September the worldwide family of Methodist, Wesleyan, United and Uniting Churches gathered in London for the World Methodist Council (WMC). The venue was Wesley’s Chapel, the ‘mother church’ of world Methodism and the base of much of John Wesley’s work in London, and his home and burial place.
Uniting Church President Rev Prof Andrew Dutney and a delegation of Uniting Church leaders attended a historic series of meetings with leaders from the China Christian Council (CCC) in four Chinese cities from 16-24 September.