Brian and his beloved cat visit an animal welfare clinic run at Wesley Uniting Church in Melbourne. Once a month, volunteer vets and vet nurses from Pets in the Park use the church to provide free veterinary services for animal companions of Melbourne’s homeless population. Click here for the full story.
Behind the quiet façade of a brick building in Hobart is a place buzzing with activity, and a group dedicated to inviting First and Second Peoples to experience Aboriginal culture in a meaningful way.
Leprena is the home of the Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress in Tasmania.
It’s the fifth day of the 2018 Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress National Conference in Geelong.
After four days of listening to Harley Eagle, a First Nations trauma expert from Canada, Congress members are opening up to each other about their pain.
An 11th-hour reprieve against a deportation order has kept an 80-year-old mother and her 50-year-old autistic daughter together with their family in Australia.
Florence Allen and daughter Sheryil were booked on a one-way flight to India on 15 January, with the immigration department requesting evidence that the tickets had been purchased.
If you visit Melbourne’s Wesley Uniting Church on the last Sunday of the month, you will find its historic church hall transformed into a mobile pet clinic.
Kittens, canines and even the occasional pet rat can be seen receiving medical check-ups from a team of volunteer veterinarians and vet nurses.
So remembers the prophet Ezekiel. He had journeyed with his fellow exiles from Jerusalem to Babylon. Refugees from their homeland, Holy City and Temple. Sad and disillusioned people of God. Ezekiel was there with them experiencing the sadness and loneliness they knew. He felt for them. He was beside and with them. As ...
Book | Milosz: A Biography | Andrzej Franaszek
The idea of literature as a counter to totalitarianism and war may seem a quaint notion to some, but it’s the reason why the Lithuanian/Polish poet Czeslaw Milosz won the Nobel Prize, as this new biography details.
Macedon Ranges Uniting Church shared an interfaith lunch with members of the local Muslim community.
The congregation at High Street Uniting Church Frankston were hard at work putting together Christmas hampers for local families in need last December.
Participants at the Uniting Church Icon Schools paint at their January workshop.
Book | Taboo | Kim Scott
At the beginning, and in an afterword, to Kim Scott’s new novel about the struggle of Aboriginal people to crawl through the wreckage of the clash of cultures, he writes about the difficulty of conveying Indigenous culture in the English novel. Telling the story of ‘magic ...
This year Crosslight will invite a variety of people from throughout the church to speak with our readers through the editorial. Our aim is to represent a diversity of opinions and feature the voices of people who are passionate about the Church’s life and witness.
In January, I was privileged to attend some of the 2018 Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Conference (UAICC), which is held every three years.
Property and progress
Now when the Church is soul searching about the issues of property and mission, I commend the timely insights of Property and Progress for a Pilgrim People by Rev Dr Michael Owen (Morning Star Publishing 2017). Dr Owen was formerly principal of the Theological Hall in Perth.