The power of words

By Penny Mulvey Growing up, the old nursery rhyme, ‘sticks and stones will break your bones but names will never hurt you’, was regularly repeated to me by my parents.

School’s out

Philippa Foot, (left) and Emma Grigg (right) with Mutitjulu resident Elsie Mumu Aka Intjpartyi While most Year 12 students celebrated the end of their school days at beach resorts throughout Australia, two students from

Daniel sets up camp

With more than 30 years’ experience in outdoor education and small business, Daniel Murray brings a wealth of practical knowledge to his new position as Uniting Church Camping’s (UCC) General Manager-Business Development

AC gong to leading UC scholar

By Penny Mulvey Former President of the Uniting Church, Rev Professor James Haire AM, has been awarded Australia’s highest honour, the Companion (AC) of the Order of Australia in this year’s Honours List.

Filipino Christians threatened

Jimmy Liguyon, a government official and United Church of Christ in the Philippines (UCCP) member, was murdered after refusing to sign papers allowing the increase of local mining operations.

Minister to the Mission retires

Rob Evers, Wesley Mission Victoria’s CEO has acknowledged the dedication, compassion and guidance of outgoing Minister to the Mission, Rev Barbara Gayler. Ms Gayler retired in November after 10 years of service.

Fire ravages Tasmania

On 4 January, most Australians witnessed horrifying images of a ferocious fire storm which ripped through the sleepy fishing village of Dunalley, which acts as the gateway to the Tasman Peninsula.

Keeping the rumour of God alive

There has been disquiet in the Uniting Church for decades now about the inequities between the independent schools that carry its name and the schools in the government sector.