Letters to the editor -August 2016

Listening to our youth Thank you, Crosslight, for the excellent Synod 2016 supplement, capturing many moments and opinions. I haven’t attended Synod for several years and this kind of summary is most welcome.

Letters to the editor – July 2016

Reality of God I recently bought a telescope to watch the night skies. At first I was a little perplexed when the image of a tree I trained it on was upside down. On further research, it seemed that it doesn’t matter.

Letters to the editor – June 2016

Foreign aid It was extremely disturbing to read that over $11 billion has been slashed from Australia’s overseas aid budget during the past few years (‘Stop foreign aid cuts,’ Crosslight, May).

Letters to the editor – April

Mardi Gras march On Saturday 5 March, Sydney’s Oxford Street was awash with rainbows and glitter and filled with music for the annual Mardi Gras parade.

Letters to the editor – March

Giving up prejudice Lent is said to be a time of self-imposed abstinence. This Lent maybe it’s time we go a little further and try to give up more than chocolates.

Letters to the editor – January

The politics of religion Social commentators repeatedly state that politics and religion should not mix. I strongly disagree, as both are about life.

December letters

The UCA dares to be different I beg to differ on Ted Carrow’s criticism in the last issue of Crosslight of the Uniting Church for failing to fall into line with most other mainstream churches on the issue of marriage equ

November letters

Animal story project Many of you would have attended a ‘Blessing of the Animals’ service in October, or been part of a ‘Blessing of the Animals’ service in the past.

October letters

Costs per church member? How many cents in the dollar of our weekly offering is needed to operate the UCA bureaucracy?   Bryan Long makes a telling point in his letter in the September issue ‘Rethinking Church Structure’

Letters – September

Reaching out to the Muslim Community A matter of concern within our congregation (Congregation of Mark the Evangelist, North Melbourne) is the increase in anti-Muslim sentiment being reported in the news media and expres

August letters

Access denied I write this letter concerning the Uniting Church withdrawing its support for ACCESS Ministries.