Midsummer Drama

Play | Miss Julie | Melbourne Theatre Company


The clapping started tenuously, slowly. It was as though the audience released a collective breath in acknowledgement that the emotional, physical and verbal maelstrom they had witnessed had concluded.

August Strindberg’s Miss Julie demands total commitment of its cast, as they repeatedly collide over values, class, sexual ...

Sri Lankan Inter-Faith Harmony Day 2016


Here today we are making a difference by building bridges of harmony across different faiths and generations.  We are learning to share stories of hope, healing and growing stronger as a group determined to paint a new canvas that brings peace and happiness to us all. “  –  Shyama Fuad (USMAA)

Sri Lankan Harmony Day ...

Party tricks

Book | The Road to Ruin: how Tony Abbott and Peta Credlin destroyed their own government | Niki Savva


Part memoir, part political reportage, The Road to Ruin is above all else an insightful glimpse into the deliberately opaque world of national politics. The story of the rise and spectacular fall of Tony Abbott ...

The relationship of congregations and agencies

In Melbourne from 2 to 4 September, an important conference titled Recapturing Our Soul will examine the question of congregation, agency and state relationships. Co-hosted by Pilgrim Theological College, the Centre for Theology and Ministry, UnitingCare Victoria/Tasmania, and the Diakoniewissenschaftliches Institut of the University of Heidelberg, a total of 16 speakers will consider the changing shaping of ...

Reaching out in the church


The Daring Conference is a biannual national gathering of LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex) people within the Uniting Church in Australia. This year, the three-day conference will be held at the Centre for Theology and Ministry in Melbourne from Friday 10 June to Monday 13 June.

It is organised by Uniting Network Australia, ...

Letters to the editor – May

Every girl and woman. Everywhere, period.

Due to the amazing support, Victoria wide, following the article in February’s Crosslight, the Days for Girls East Gippsland group has been able to provide quality materials for the sanitary hygiene kits that are being hand made in the Bairnsdale Uniting Church. To all supporters we say a big ‘Thank You’ on behalf of ...