Spirit of giving

TIM LAM From a mobile ministry in Outback Victoria to a community hub on the Mornington Peninsula, Uniting Church congregations are involved in a variety of projects that live out the Church’s mission.

Donkey tales

TIM LAM The humble donkey is an iconic animal in many religious traditions. Jesus entered into Jerusalem on the back of a donkey, a symbol of peace.

Going home through a firing zone

TIM LAM The Holy Land is a place of spiritual significance for the world’s three monotheistic religions – Judaism, Christianity and Islam. It is also one of the most volatile locations in the world.

Interfaith spirit in Bendigo

The regional city of Bendigo has been a hotspot for anti-Islam tensions in recent years. In 2014, the Greater Bendigo City Council approved the construction of the city’s first-ever mosque.

International bridges

In March last year, Denisse Sandoval from the synod’s Justice and International Mission (JIM) unit travelled to India to meet with NGOs tackling human trafficking and workers’ rights issues.

The price of cotton

The central-Asian country of Uzbekistan is one of the largest exporters of cotton in the world. However, much of their cotton is made from child and forced labour.

Justice for Timor-Leste  

TIM LAM Australia played an instrumental role restoring peace to Timor-Leste following the 1999 independence referendum.

Uniting Journeys North India tour

The Uniting Journeys program will visit North India next month for a 14-day tour. This is the third trip to India and continues to strengthen the synod’s relationship with its partner church in North India.

Ethical travels in Cambodia

Many Australians love to travel. But how we travel can have an impact on local communities – often in unexpected ways.

A big year for NextGen

The synod’s NextGen youth have celebrated a year of milestones and achievements in 2015. This year marked 30 years since the Uniting Church declared itself a multicultural Church.