Indigenous artist Miriam Simon’s depiction of the Fifth Station of the Cross is just one of the many artworks featured in Our Mob: God’s Story. Produced to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Bible Society, the book examines the relationship of Australia’s First People to the Christian faith. Click here for the review.
Lead us not into temptation
Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word, that comes from the mouth of God.’ – Matthew 4:4
LENT is an important season of reflection on what Jesus Christ has done for us in terms of his life, death and ...
Social media has changed the way people find their news. With a quick Twitter search or a scroll through Facebook, users can tune in to the latest political developments, from breaking news out of Parliament House to updates from the other side of the world.
The archaeological work at Wesley Church on Lonsdale St is being conducted as part of heritage requirements of the site’s redevelopment.
BOOK | VIOLENT BORDERS | BY REECE JONES | VERSO
IN 2015, 3700 people died trying to enter Europe. In the decade previous, 40,000 people, possibly one-in-four who stepped on a boat, lost their lives.
How do we stop this?
BOOK | OUR MOB, GOD’S STORY: ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER ARTISTS SHARE THEIR FAITH | EDITED BY LOUISE SHERMAN AND CHRISTOBEL MATTINGLEY
IN one of last year’s better books, Position Doubtful, Kim Mahood wrote about how Indigenous peoples don’t just passively receive good and bad elements of introduced European culture, but instead adapt, innovate, ...
Back in February 1992, six Filipino families gathered at the Brooklyn Uniting Church in Altona.
This later became the first Filipino Uniting Church congregation in Australia.
AS a church, we are now deep in the season of Lent. While many practices have now grown up around the observance of this season, the primary purpose is not about rituals but about taking time to think seriously about Jesus Christ and what it means to follow him.
Rhanee Tsetsakos (nee Lester) is used to teaching people about her Indigenous culture. Growing up in the Uniting Church, participants in the UCA’s About FACE program were semi-regular guests in her Port Augusta childhood home.
BOOK | CRIMES OF THE FATHER | BY TOM KENEALLY | PENGUIN
RENOWNED author and former seminarian Tom Keneally is no stranger to writing about the Catholic Church as well as the issue of child sex abuse by the clergy.
His memoir Homebush Boy and An Angel in Australia are two examples.
Judge not …
RESPONDING to Dennis Litchfield’s letter (Crosslight, March 2017), who complains firstly about the statement “Crosslight seeks not to denigrate other denominations or faiths”, one wonders exactly what Mr Litchfield hopes to achieve. He links this concern with what he describes as “existing/potential problems threatening the good order of our communities.”