Finding acceptance with the Uniting Church

Former ABC broadcaster Julie McCrossin is a familiar voice to the Australian public. Ashley Thompson turns the microphone around to find out more about her unsung faith journey.

Students speak up on justice

Claudia McSwain and Emily Hill “If you had to leave home, for fear of being killed, what would you take with you?” This was the question asked by Mohammed from Lentara Uniting Care when he spoke to 50 school students fro

June Crosslight now available

The June edition of Crosslight is now available online and in your congregations. This month’s front page is of a Rohingyan child being processed after spending weeks at sea.

The money trap

The payday lending industry has boomed in Australia in less than two decades. Today more than 1.1 million Australians take out a short-term loan each year.

Mad Max Fury Road

Review by Emmet O’Cuana Film | Mad Max: Fury Road | MA When I was far too young, I was shown a film that featured horrific violence, death, fascist oppression and, ultimately, the end of the world.

Love Is Indispensable

And yet I will show you the most excellent way. If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.

Sharing the burden this winter

By Nigel Tapp Harrison UnitingCare faces the very real prospect of walking away from offering an emergency relief support service in Knox in the wake of a Federal Government grant funding cut which amounts to about $100

‘Out Into the Cold – Where to Now? ’

“Our concern centres on the fact that the apparent rehabilitation of Mr Chan and Mr Sukumaran was not taken into account. Rehabilitation is a fundamental aspect of successful prison systems.

Putting the ‘G’ into OMG

By Dan Wootton The other morning as I headed down the hill in the dark, I felt something silently whiz past my face. I walked on, and as the dim light marginally improved, it happened again.

Home is where the heart is

By Ben Grundy The plight of refugees and asylum seekers can be an exasperating issue for those who campaign for just and humane policies towards people displaced by war and persecution.

Serving Springvale

Nyuok G. By Ben Grundy Like most churches Springvale Uniting Church has longstanding ties with its local community.

Senator Christine Milne moves on

By Nigel Tapp Six years as a boarder at St Mary’s College in Hobart taught Christine Milne of the need for people with skills to give back to their community.