Coles moves on Thai labour

Coles is working on tackling forced labour and human trafficking issues in the seafood, fruit and vegetable industries in Thailand.

Divestment process enters next phase

The biggest property decision made in the history of the synod of Victorian and Tasmanian has now been enacted, with more than 50 properties soon to be put up for sale.

Methodists gather

Methodists gather in London In early September the worldwide family of Methodist, Wesleyan, United and Uniting Churches gathered in London for the World Methodist Council (WMC).

Pilgrimage partners

Uniting Church President Rev Prof Andrew Dutney and a delegation of Uniting Church leaders attended a historic series of meetings with leaders from the China Christian Council (CCC) in four Chinese cities from 16-24 Sept

Community support awarded

Swan Hill Uniting Church member Jill Pattenden (pictured left) was recently honoured with a ‘Promotion of Multiculturalism’ award at the 2013 Victorian Senior of the Year Awards at Government House.

When words fail

Journalists and communications specialists are immersed in a world of words. We recognise the power of carefully chosen, well nuanced words. So too do government departments…remember Yes Minister and Yes Prime Minister.

Call to reduce alcohol-related violence

The Justice and International Mission (JIM) unit of the Commission for Mission has issued a joint postcard action calling for the Victorian Government to place restrictions on liquor outlets to reduce harm and improve co

Old message for new age

In 1963, New Testament scholar and Church of England bishop John Robinson published Honest to God, a small book which precipitated a storm of controversy in the church.

Popularised, punished or simply prophetic?

Leaving the screening of the new documentary In Bob We Trust, I think to myself that Father Bob Maguire (pictured), Melbourne’s ‘larrikin’ Catholic priest, has probably just become one of my favourite people.