Spirituality meets street art

TIM LAM

Internationally-acclaimed street artist Adnate has transformed the interior of Goorambat Uniting Church with an artwork of biblical proportions.

The giant mural of Sophia – the personification of divine wisdom in the Old Testament – was created as part of ...

Carol’s legacy of listening and leadership


NIGEL TAPP

Carol Bennett may not be a Tasmanian by birth or upbringing, but she has certainly established herself as an ardent advocate for the Church in the island state during her eight years as the synod liaison minister ...

Child safe priority

PENNY MULVEY

All churches, sporting clubs, schools, scout groups and any other institution or community group that engages with children are facing legal responsibilities to ensure the safety of children.

Employees and volunteers associated with these groups must put the welfare of ...

NextGen sets out on Korea path

TIM LAM

South Korea is often described as a Christian success story. From humble beginnings, Christianity endured persecution and political division to become the largest religion in South Korea.

In October this year, 20 NextGen youth from diverse cultural backgrounds will ...

Political uncertainty stalls moves to incorporate

PENNY MULVEY

On 21 January last year the Vic/Tas general secretary wrote to assembly, the other synods, presbyteries and Church councils as well as all the reporting bodies and institutions of the synod to inform them of a decision of the Synod Standing ...

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 ...