Travelling light

A new partnership designed to help people travel responsibly and ethically was recently launched at the Uniting Church Synod of Victoria and Tasmania office in Melbourne.

Song of truth

In my short life as a moderator, it’s happened to me twice now. I read the position description very carefully, as well as all the regulations – and there was no mention of dancing.

Discovering Spong

The Fourth Gospel: Tales of a Jewish Mystic, by John Shelby Spong Review by Carlynne Nunn As soon as you mention Spong in any Christian circle, it seems you meet with an opinion.

A mother’s instinct

When my baby was a few months old, I vividly recall standing in a queue at Target waiting to pay for my shopping. The girl on the register was ill-equipped for her position and everything she did was at a snail’s pace.

Books and voices that challenge

Melinda Tankard Reist Questions relating to faith, purpose and mission were recurring themes at the annual Australian Book of the Year awards held in Melbourne last month.

Changing leadership at Frontier Services

After 18 years extending John Flynn’s ‘mantle of safety’ throughout inland Australia, the national director of Frontier Services, Rosemary Young, has retired.

Ken Sumner begins role as NATISEC director

Former national chairperson and Victoria state director for the Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress (UAICC), Rev Ken Sumner, was recently appointed the director of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait

Let’s talk about sex and babies

Brooke and Luca A Lenten Appeal grant last year led to an extensive research project looking at the issue of teenage pregnancy in Northern Tasmania.

Service in the service

Rev Mark Dunn on duty in the Solomons When Rev Mark Dunn decided he wanted a challenge in life, he probably had no idea he would find himself preaching to more than 1000 people in the Solomon Islands.

A taste of Taizé

Many people know the name Taizé – either the style of singing or the religious community in France where that style of singing began.