Spiritual first responders

PENNY MULVEY Chaplains volunteering with the Victorian Council of Churches Emergencies Ministry spoke to more than 3300 people on the day of, and the days following, January’s Bour

Coming out and speaking out in Islam

DAVID SOUTHWELL Australia’s only openly gay imam says that religious leaders with progressive views on sexuality need to speak up to save young lives.

Call for unity

REVIEW BY NICK MATTISKE BOOK | THE END OF PROTESTANTISM | PETER LEITHART Peter Leithart’s book The End of Protestantism is not a lament for the decline of Western Christianity or a

A helping hand

The story of Alan Stafford and the Uniting Church Emergency Fencing Team came to my attention via a copy of an article in the Benalla Ensign last month.

Space for grace in sexuality debate

WILLIAM LOADER In November last year I was invited by the Evangelical Theological Association to present a paper at their annual conference in San Antonio on same-sex relations.

Search on for next moderator

Wanted: Nominations for moderator-elect. Attributes: Practically perfect in every way (to quote Mary Poppins). Well, OK, no one is perfect.

Living our mission

Forty years ago, the inaugural Assembly of the Uniting Church issued a Statement to the Nation.

Candidates’ Tasmanian retreat

Candidates at Pilgrim Theological College and faculty staff spent five days in Tasmania last month experiencing ministry and the life of the Church in the island state.

Leading the way

REVIEW BY MARGARET REESON BOOK | OUR PRINCIPLE OF SEX EQUALITY: THE ORDINATION OF WOMEN IN THE CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH IN AUSTRALIA 1927-1977 | JULIA PITMAN FORTY years after the ina

Breakfast club

PENNY MULVEY EARLIER this year, visitors to Melbourne have expressed concern about the increasing numbers of homeless either sleeping rough or begging on city streets.