Loving the country

“I really loved seeing the country we came through on the bus”, a young mother told one of the organisers as we walked over to the picnic.

She had arrived in Castlemaine with a group of people who are seeking asylum ...

Fair bet

Friday Forum
Your views on the news

It’s becoming increasingly difficult to not let online gambling ads wash over you. They dominate free-to-air and pay TV. The ads themselves are glitzy, blokey, and trying very hard to be clever. They ...

Leading the way on interfaith unity


Young people can lead the way towards interfaith unity by showing their elders what an inclusive society looks like.

This was a theme that emerged from the ‘Journeys of Culture and Faith, Stories of Us’ forum that took place ...

Introducing the UCA NewsBot


Social media has changed the way people find their news. With a quick Twitter search or a scroll through Facebook, users can tune in to the latest political developments, from breaking news out of Parliament House to updates from ...

Sharing stories of faith and culture

Young people from diverse faith and cultural backgrounds will share their stories at a forum on Wednesday 22 March.

The ‘Journeys of Culture and Faith, Stories of Us’ forum coincides with Cultural Diversity Week, which runs from 18-26 March. It will ...

Unearthing the early life of Victoria


A church carpark has been peeled back to provide a rare and fascinating peek into the lives of Victoria’s early settlers.

The archaeological work at Wesley Church on Lonsdale St is being conducted as part of heritage requirements of ...

Walk for refugees


Vic/Tas moderator Sharon Hollis has described Australia’s treatment of people seeking asylum as a national shame ahead of this year’s Palm Sunday Walk for Justice for Refugees on 9 April.

Ms Hollis will address the crowd as part of ...

The face of friendship

DEB BENNETT

Rhanee Tsetsakos (nee Lester) is used to teaching people about her Indigenous culture. Growing up in the Uniting Church, participants in the UCA’s About FACE program were semi-regular guests in her Port Augusta childhood home.

“I remembered how ...

Circles of support

Most people have a network of friends they can call on for support, but for those living with a disability these connections may be harder to foster due to stigma and social isolation.

‘Circles of support’ is a concept that originated ...