Honours for North-West Tasmania churchwomen

When long-time Burnie Uniting Church member Mavis Rowlands was informed she had been successfully nominated for an Order of Australia Medal (OAM), her first instinct was to not accept it.

However, noticing how much effort had been put into preparing the nomination ...

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One Nation it seems is growing in respectability.

Tony Abbott has called Pauline Hanson a “voice of responsibility”, which marks something of a change of tune considering he once helped fund a prosecution ...

Melbourne appeal raises 47 tonnes of food for vulnerable locals

For the 25th year, Melburnians have united to support families and individuals facing crisis, donating 47 tonnes of food and essential items to Wesley Mission Victoria’s annual Food for Families appeal.

Thanks to the generosity of 234 workplaces, 99 schools and ...

Removing the labels of faith

By Semisi Kailahi

One thing that young people of different faiths often have in common is a concern over how religious labels define and limit the way that others see them.

This was a theme that emerged as speakers representing Aboriginal ...

Espousing the love of God

Valentine’s Day came two days early to Western Heights Uniting Church this year, with the local minister demonstrating the love of God in the most profoundly personal manner by letting someone else give the sermon and perform the sacred rituals.

This ...

Honouring the Apology: We need a new way

This article by Rev Dr Chris Buddon marks the ninth anniversary of the National Apology over the Stolen Generations. Today also marks the start of Closing the Gap Week for federal parliament, during which Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will deliver the annual report on Indigenous disadvantage.

One ...

UCA calls for an end to credit-fuelled gambling

The ethical investing arm of the Uniting Church, UCA Funds Management, has called on Australia’s four big banks to immediately stop credit cards being used for online gambling after the country’s major banking association said it would support laws to ban ...

Getting the good word out about work

A new competition aims to get preachers talking more about the way faith interacts with people’s work lives.

The Uniting Church’s Creative Ministries Network (CMN) Congregation is inviting preachers from any Christian denomination to submit original sermons that “advance ...

Honoured for mending fences and lives

Alan Stafford now has the official title of OAM to add his to unofficial one of “chief stirrer” at Benalla Uniting Church.

Mr Stafford was awarded the Order of Australia Medal in the Australia Day honours for his work in ...

Kicking goals all the way

At time when good news can seem in short supply the debut of the women’s AFL competition over the weekend has been such a success it even caught organisers by surprise.

A lockout crowd at Friday night’s inaugural game between ...