Welcome to 2016

By Penny Mulvey What does 2016 hold for you? Are you looking forward to discovering new authors? Being challenged by new ideas? Perhaps engaging with your local politician around issues of national or local importance? D

Heartache and Hope

By Penny Mulvey A small boy, in the arms of his father, responded to questioning by a French journalist asking how he was feeling after the Paris attacks last month. The little boy said he was scared.

Supporting the next generation

By Penny Mulvey Seven representatives of the NextGen group which travelled to China in September for a contextual learning trip. They spoke of their trip at a special event at the Synod offices late last month.

Who is the God we worship?

By Penny Mulvey Questions have been raised by disability advocates regarding Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s decision to roll up the disabilities and aged care portfolio into the increased social services portfolio hea

She’s someone

By Penny Mulvey The St Kilda Gatehouse is a not-for-profit Christian organisation which works alongside those involved in street-based sex work or affected by commercial sexual exploitation as a result of hardship.

Constant change

By Penny Mulvey The newspapers described the cold snap that descended on the east coast of Australia last month as an ‘Antarctic vortex’.

Timeless beauty

By PENNY MULVEY Travelling has the capacity to take you out of yourself. You see the world and your place in it with fresh eyes.

Challenge for the Church

By Penny Mulvey More than a thousand members of the synod recently participated in a culture survey at the invitation of the Major Strategic Review (MSR) team.

The experience of ageism

By Penny Mulvey “It is a terrible thing for a society to discard the weak and the disabled and to justify it by saying they have had their turn.