Lessons from Ireland

IRELAND has been a leader in investigating institutional child sex abuse, particularly in relation to the Roman Catholic Church.

Advocate facing prison

Moderator Isabel Thomas Dobson has written to the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Bob Carr, seeking his intervention for a human rights defender in Thailand.

Building a safe church

A recent report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has indicated a significant increase in cases of abuse and neglect against children.

Pope Francis welcomed

The Uniting Church in Australia has welcomed the election of Pope Francis. Pope Francis was elected to the papal office to replace Pope Benedict XVI on March 13.

A marriage made in heaven

By Nigel Tapp Ian Joyce remembers clearly the day he first knew he was going to marry his wife, Fay.

Football, finance and faith

“I always joke that 1977 was a big year. It was the year I met my wife (Catriona), the year The Uniting Church was born and the year Collingwood had a drawn grand final.

Divine gaming?

I take my character, Altaïr, behind a pillar, to sit and to eavesdrop. In order to carry out my next assassination I need to pickpocket a civilian up ahead, who is currently meeting a friend, for a map he owns.

Living creatively

For the past 40 years, St Andrew’s Creative Living Centre in Bendigo has offered a place of welcome to local people living with emotional and psychiatric issues. Catherine Dennis is the director of the centre.

He is risen indeed

Happy Easter! As we celebrate the central event of the Christian faith may it be a time of joy and renewal for you. We are Easter people.

Lest we forget

World War II veteran Ted Howe knows what it is like to lose good mates.

He is risen indeed

Happy Easter! As we celebrate the central event of the Christian faith may it be a time of joy and renewal for you. We are Easter people.