School chaplains have ‘some time to breathe’

By Laura Lindsay, schools liaison Uniting Church school chaplains from around the synod gathered in the tranquil surrounds of the Yarra Valley for their annual retreat in August.

Girl power

For the past five years, students from Isik Islamic Girls College (now Sirius College) in Broadmeadows met with the Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School Year 10 social justice group to share a meal and explore their dive

Roger and out

UnitingCare Harrison in Knox has farewelled former-CEO Roger Gough (pictured).

Seeking safety and freedom…

Monica Jyotsna Melanchthon In the final section of the Mahabharata, the epic whose centrepiece is the Great War between the forces of good and evil, the virtuous Pandava prince, Yudhisthira, is tested on his way to heave

Australia’s shame

The Uniting Church in Australia continues to be at the forefront of advocacy for the right of people seeking asylum on our shores.

The significance of Lament

On Sunday 6 October, two of the lectionary readings come from the Book of Lamentations, a little known book of the Old Testament which captures the trauma the Israelites experienced as a result of the Babylonian exile.

SHARE says farewell to David

After six years of Pancake Days, emergency appeals, Lenten and Winter Appeals, grant distributions and other fundraising efforts, David Hickey, the director of SHARE, is moving on.

Conversation continues

Crosslight, the Listening Post website, the Uniting our future program, the Moderator and the General Secretary continue to receive correspondence questioning the failures relating to Acacia College and the subsequent pr

Working creatively

To say Antony McMullen, newly appointed director of Creative Ministries Network (CMN), is passionate about justice in the workplace would be something of an understatement.

Slave traders arrested in Thailand

The Democratic Voice of Burma has reported that Thai authorities recently arrested three leading members of a Burmese human trafficking gang.