Our cover image this month is Our Lady of the New Advent an icon of Mary written/painted by Fr William McNichols, SJ and presented to Pope John Paul II on World Youth Day in 1993. Based on the Mirozh icon and the hymn O Virgo Splendens, as Moderator Sharon Hollis discusses in her column this month, ...
Martin Luther has been feted, condemned, discussed and studied more than usual this year as 31 October marked the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Reformation.
Like any part of history, there are both myths and facts which capture the impact of this great Christian reformer.
The disability services worker from Bundaberg in Queensland was returning to the Sunraysia region for the first time in 30 years – a region that holds some painful memories for him.
One aspect of my role as director of Communications and Media Services (CoMS) for the Vic/Tas Synod is executive editor of Crosslight. The managing editor, Deb Bennett, has had to train me up and it has been a very satisfying partnership over the last seven-and-a-half years. We have had robust conversations over a range of topics ...
When Gospel Ralte and his wife Grace decided to escape from Myanmar three years ago they told nobody, not even their two teenage children.
Gospel explained that it would have been far too risky to share their plans given the tight controls placed on Christians by the military rulers in the country.
For the past 15 years, a theatre company in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs has helped young people navigate the challenges of adolescence.
Fresh Theatre for Social Change is the brainchild of Sharyn Mullens Taylor, whose husband Rev Lucas Taylor is the minister at Manningham Uniting Church.
It is the time of the advent! I asked what I should remind myself of this advent?
Over the course of the season many of us will revisit the birth narratives. It is my hope that, despite the familiarity of these stories, we will all, in various ways, be enchanted by them and discover afresh ...
A memorial service will be held at St Michael’s Uniting Church – on the corner of Russell and Collins Street in Melbourne – on 8 December to commemorate the 30th anniversary of a mass shooting which rocked the city.
Young people at Coburg Uniting Church prepared and conducted a traditional Samoan ‘White Sunday’ service in October.
Annual nativity dress-ups at the Hub, Glen Waverley. Here is Shaun the Sheep.
Charlotte and Oliver
Congregation members at Torquay Uniting Church enjoy a cuppa after their Sunday morning service.
At the monthly Poetry and Faith evenings, people from St Kilda parish share a meal with Muslims for Progressive Values (MPV) members at the St Kilda church.
The Uniting Church has urged the Australian government to listen to the voice of First Peoples and support the Uluru Statement.
In May this year, Indigenous leaders met for three days at Uluru to discuss their approach to Constitutional Recognition.
As summer approaches, many of us begin to think about the holidays ahead. Once the flurry of the festive season subsides, it is time to unwind and perhaps catch up on all those books, movies and TV series you missed throughout the year. Crosslight staff share some of their recommendations for your reading or viewing pleasure over the summer break....