From Mooroolbark to Kampala

DEB BENNETT In the early morning hours of 27 April 1996, a weary Australian educator and a disheartened social worker from Africa met at the breakfast bar of a café on 500 West Broadway, San Diego.

Hello possums

DEB BENNETT A lot of media coverage last week was devoted to the subject of home invasions by a gang of car thieves.

The servant community

DEB BENNETT Last month we spoke with four Uniting Church volunteers who devote countless hours to serving their congregations and communities.

Place-to-place placement

DEB BENNETT Mobile ministry, an innovative placement idea, hopes it can soon offer support to country churches throughout the Loddon Mallee region.

The challenge of change

DEB BENNETT If experience is the best teacher, Rev Ros McDonald has certainly learnt how to cope with change.

Party tricks

Book | The Road to Ruin: how Tony Abbott and Peta Credlin destroyed their own government | Niki Savva Review by DEB BENNETT Part memoir, part political reportage, The Road to Ruin is above all else an insightful glimpse

A heart for chaplaincy

DEB BENNETT As the coordinator of chaplaincy at Epworth Hospital in Richmond, Rev Lauren Mosso is continuing a decades-long church relationship with the hospital.

Uncovering dark secrets

Film | Spotlight | M Review by Deb Bennett Nominated for six Academy Awards, Spotlight is a true-life movie that can be appreciated on many levels.

Churches offer sanctuary to asylum seekers

Churches offer sanctuary to asylum seekers Uniting Churches throughout the country have joined with Anglican churches to offer sanctuary for asylum seekers at risk of being sent to offshore detention facilities on the is

Sharing hope after Sandy Hook

By Deb Bennett On the morning of December 14, 2012, Kaitlin Roig-Debellis posted a photo of the sunrise on her Facebook page before heading off to work.