Lentara’s FreshStart wins global award

Lentara UnitingCare’s social enterprise, FreshStart Asset Services, has been recognised with Gold for Innovative and Creative Partnerships at the Global Best Awards.

The biannual awards are decided by a panel of international judges and celebrate outstanding business, education and community organisation partnerships. It is hosted by the IPN (International Partnership Network) and the Conference Board of Canada.

The FreshStart pilot ...

UnitingCare Australia calls on re-elected government to prioritise investment in vulnerable people

UnitingCare Australia has congratulated the Turnbull government on its election victory and called on the Prime Minister to lead renewed efforts to address key issues affecting the lives of vulnerable and disadvantaged Australians.

“We believe the close election result has demonstrated that a focus on jobs, growth and business, while vital, is too one-dimensional for our community,” UnitingCare Australia ...

Muslims celebrate Ramadan with High Street Uniting Church

On 3 July, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Victoria broke their daily Ramadan fast with High Street Uniting Church in Frankston. More than 90 people from various faiths came together to share an Iftar dinner and listen to guest speakers talk about their Muslim faith.

During the holy month of Ramadan, Muslims throughout the world fast from dawn until ...

NAIDOC Week gets messy at Queenscliff

Anyone passing by Queenscliff-Point Lonsdale Uniting Church still has a chance to contribute to the NAIDOC Week bigger picture.

People are invited to continue the work on a partially completed glass bead mosaic that represents this year’s NAIDOC Week theme of songlines.

The mosaic was a centrepiece of last Sunday’s “messy church” session, which also included other themed art projects, ...

Rations for refugees

Many Uniting Church members have gained some understanding of what it is like to survive on a refugee’s diet by spending a week on a ration pack the same as that received by an adult Syrian living in a refugee camp in Jordan.

Conducted by Act for Peace during Refugee Week (19-25 June), sponsored participants pledged to eat only what ...