Racial and cultural parity have never been more in focus than they are right now, but how does the Church measure up? We’re uniting in name, but is that the lived reality?
The Uniting Church will begin a new era of togetherness in Victoria and Tasmania as Synod and agency staff converge to work in a joint centre of operations at the freshly finished Wesley Place development.
Ilaisaane Pongi says lockdown has given her “ample opportunity for deep reflection on my life”. She also shares a Bible passage that has provided much comfort during these “challenging times”.
Rev Jude Benton lists 10 things to consider before offering assistance in a crisis.
Lockdown has forced us to reevaluate many of our rusted on thoughts and beliefs. For Ellaine Downie, that has meant saying thank you in a way she didn’t think she could.
When the lockdown is lifted, will we return to what we knew, or will a ‘new normal’ emerge, one that embraces the poor, lonely, marginalised, disadvantaged and vulnerable?
Dick Straw has been living alone for the past 30 years, but during this time of enforced isolation, the 90-year-old has rediscovered the joy of an old hobby.
Leprena centre manager Alison Overeem believes the wisdom and resilience of the First Peoples will come to fore in healing the scars inflicted by the COVID-19 lockdown.
Aunty Rev Denise Champion says Australia has a “beautiful history” she hopes we, as a nation, will one day uniformly embrace.
Isolation has been particularly challenging for our First Peoples, as has the closing of many national parks. But it’s nothing that a bit of Bon Jovi can’t fix, says Ayla Williams.
Dennis Cousens is used to being constantly on the road as a patrol minister covering 10,000 square kilometres of rural Tasmania. He tells how his ministry has adapted to being forced out of the saddle.
Now that churches are able to open their doors again, Rev Sandy Brodine hopes congregations maintain the connectedness and creativity that have emerged during lockdown.
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