When the Synod resolved to reduce energy use by 20 per cent by 2020, many congregations set about working towards ways in which they could live out the commitment to responsible stewardship of the environment.
The forum brought together David Spratt, author of Climate Code Red, film maker Kim Nguyen, Charlie Ocampo of Act for Peace and Filipina nun Sister Mary Francis Anover (pictured), who discussed relief efforts and problems after ...
Once a month, the Hobart North congregation makes its weekly Sunday service more inclusive for hearing impaired members by offering sign language interpretation.
Generally it is a communion service on the fourth Sunday. The initiative began when the former New Town Road (and later the New Town-Moonah) congregation offered signing support to members in the 1990s.
Forty students from Uniting Church schools – Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School (PEGS), Aitken College, Billanook College and Cornish College – visited the Melbourne Synod office for an Interschool Social Justice Day in May.
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the Uniting Aged Care Board, bringing together most Uniting Church aged care services in Victoria. Tasmanian services were brought under the responsibility of the Board in 2005.
With encouragement from the Commission for Mission (CFM), Coles, Simplot and Nestle sent representatives to a meeting organised by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in May.
The Bangkok meeting addressed forced labour and human trafficking in the Thai seafood industry. The meeting was attended by representatives of other companies around the world that source from Thailand, as well asThai companies, ...
Among the major issues on the agenda will be a report from Uniting our future and a discussion regarding directions for the Major Strategic Review. The Christian Religious Education Task Group will report their findings to the Synod and a moderator-elect will be chosen.
“George Town would not survive without volunteers but, unfortunately, people are very busy and it is not easy to get members these days,” Mrs Osborne said.
Faith and community leaders in Bendigo stepped up last month to show their support for their Muslim neighbours.
In a move organised by the Uniting Church’s Commission for Mission (CFM), hundreds of colourful balloons filled the streets bearing tags that read ‘Racism has no place in Bendigo’.