July Crosslight now available

The July edition of Crosslight is now available online and in your congregations. This month’s front page is an image from a cultural diversity festival at Glen Waverley Uniting Church in May.

Singing from the same hymn book

By DEB BENNETT One of the perks of working for Crosslight is that we can venture out of our office to visit churches throughout the synod.

A Guilt Free Shop

The collapse of the Rana Plaza factory in Bangladesh on 24 April, 2013, focused the eyes of the world on conditions endured by workers in developing countries.

It’s OK to be Sad – Inside Out Review

Film | Inside Out | PG Review by Emmet O’Cuana The dedication that ends this film’s credits says simply – ‘This film is dedicated to our kids. Please don’t grow up. Ever.

Marriage proposal

The 14th Uniting Church Assembly will be talking about marriage when it meets in Perth this month. BRUCE MULLAN explores some of the issues.

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.

Topics of interest at Assembly

This month, members of the Uniting Church will meet in Perth for the 14th national triennial Assembly meeting. More than 60 reports and proposals will be considered by Assembly throughout the six days.

Called to our diversity

This month, the moderator has given his column to Rev Professor Andrew Dutney, who steps down from the role as UCA president at this month’s national Assembly meeting.

Sowing seeds of hope

By DEB BENNETT Last year, Crosslight brought you the story of an orphanage in Zimbabwe that holds a special place in the hearts of some of our Uniting Church community.

Warm hearts in Tasmania

UnitingCare Tasmania and the Bendigo Bank have praised the generosity of hundreds of Tasmanians who donated winter goods to help those doing it tough stay a little warmer this winter.

Life and Death

TV | Death: A Series About Life | PG Review by Tim Lam When I was a child, death seemed simple and straightforward. I was taught that once you die you go to heaven.