Uniting Church finds light in Dark Mofo


NIGEL TAPP

Hobart arts festival Dark Mofo has always been at the edge offering art expressions whichhave, in some cases, attracted controversy.

The decision this year to headline the event with the three-hour 150.Action by Austrian Herman Nitsch – which has been described as “a bloody, sacrificial ritual” and involves the disembowelling of a bull carcass and ...

Age old story


Review by PENNY MULVEY

PLAY | MINNIE & LIRAZ

My mother, quoting my grandmother, regularly reminds her three daughters that ‘ageing is not for wimps’. The latest production from the Melbourne Theatre Company bears this out.

Minnie & Liraz by Melbourne playwright Lally Katz puts paid to the myth that as people age they become meek sweet ...

Agencies and Share ready to join Uniting

Next month UnitingCare agencies and Wesley Mission Victoria will begin operating under the name of Uniting, as they form a single organisation delivering the Church’s community services.

Share, which raises funds for the agencies, will also become part of Uniting’s fundraising team, and operate under that name.

Uniting CEO Paul Linossier said the new organisation represents a continuation and strengthening ...

Deloraine Uniting holds its last service

After 160 years of serving the spiritual needs of parishioners in the Meander Valley the St Andrew’s Uniting Church at Deloraine officially closed its doors with a final service last Sunday.

The first Methodist Church in Deloraine was built in 1857, with the Methodists and Presbyterians joining on the Methodist site 40 years ago when the Uniting Church was ...

A Budget of few blessings


Uniting Church President Stuart McMillan has expressed disappointment at the 2017 Federal Budget and said there is little for vulnerable Australians to rejoice about.

Treasurer Scott Morrison claimed the Budget was centred on fairness and opportunity, but Mr McMillan believes there are few blessings in the Budget for the most marginalised people in the community.

“A two-year ...

Schooled into reality of reconciliation

Learning to listen to the First Peoples and what they want from reconciliation was an important theme of the all-day Inter-school Social Justice Forum held at 130 Lt Collins St, which was attended by 55 students mostly from years 9 and 10.

A highlight of proceedings was the interaction with Indigenous artist sisters Karen and Rosie Bird, from the ...