Calling all amateur sleuths

The Victorian Inter-Church Gambling Taskforce is seeking would-be Miss Marples or Sherlock Holmes to visit pokie venues and tell the Taskforce about how the venues are making cash readily available to gamblers.

Faith leaders turn the heat up on climate policy

Jacqui Remond (Spokesperson for Archbishop Philip Wilson), Rev Dr Brian Brown (Uniting Church Synod NSW/ACT), Prof Nihal Agar (Hindu Council), Graeme Lyall (Amitabha Buddhist Assoc.

You count

As well as responding to requests to support various exciting events around the Church, I sometimes get to initiate projects that I think are important.

Wisdom’s Feast – honey for the soul

By Penny Mulvey New Testament scholar, prolific author and former Bishop of Durham, Professor NT Wright (pictured), presented the JD Northey Lectures at Wisdom’s Feast last month.

Journaling in Palestine

By Tony and Jenny Duncan In the week before Palm Sunday this year, Rev Tony Duncan and his wife Jenny travelled to Palestine.

Warm welcome

Geelong’s newest locals will be warm this winter thanks to donations given to the Ocean Grove UC’s Justice and Mission group (JIM) and the Baptist Gumnut Grove Op Shop.

Covenanting: living up to the promise

Stories under the ceiling at Narana Victoria Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress (UAICC) and the Vic/Tas Synod held a Covenanting and Reconciliation Day at Narana Creations last month.

Train of thought

As many already know, walking and public transport are my thing. I guess I’ve been regularly catching public transport since I was about five years old. At primary school, it was the ‘green’ bus.

Song of friendship

By Nigel Tapp Eleven teenage girls from Tonga sang their way into the hearts of Synod staff last month at a special luncheon for visiting students and staff from the Queen Salote College, in Tongatapu.