Partnering with Palestinians

For many people, the thought of retirement conjures images of time spent with the grandchildren, cruising the oceans or joining a band of grey nomads chasing the sun.

From Numurkah to Amritsar

By Deb Bennett Rev Deacon Jean Mayers has been a minister with the Uniting Church for 12 years, for the last five at Numurkah and Nathalia/Picola churches.

Singing from the same hymn book

By DEB BENNETT One of the perks of working for Crosslight is that we can venture out of our office to visit churches throughout the synod.

Sowing seeds of hope

By DEB BENNETT Last year, Crosslight brought you the story of an orphanage in Zimbabwe that holds a special place in the hearts of some of our Uniting Church community.

Timeless tale

Book | The Songs of Jesse Adams | Peter McKinnon Review by Deb Bennett Author Peter McKinnon follows in the footsteps of a long line of writers in re-imagining the life of Jesus in fiction.

Share warmth this winter

For the past few days, people in the southern states have shivered their way to work. This foretaste of winter causes most of us to grumble.

Cruellest budget blow

After the shock of budget cuts to the most vulnerable in last year’s Federal Budget, it would appear commentators have reacted favourably to the Abbott Government’s second attempt to balance the nation’s books.

Mother love

By Deb Bennett Last night, three generations of my family cried simultaneously. It was vaccination time for my seven-week-old grandson.

Women lead protests

Rallies will be held throughout Australia to protest against the federal government’s decision to end funding to remote Indigenous communities.

Sacred edge

By Deb Bennett Legendary Indigenous singer/songwriter Archie Roach will journey to the Victorian coastal town of Queenscliff in May to take part in Sacrededge.