On 15 December, the historic Wesley Church in Melbourne’s CBD will welcome worshippers for the first time since early February – and for project transition officer Leonie Barber that really will be something to sing about.
By David Southwell
As fires continue to ravage the eastern states of Australia, the defence of life and property often falls to brave and dedicated volunteers.
Often such volunteers in rural areas are drawn from the pews of the local church and that is certainly the case in the East Gippsland town of Bairnsdale.
Retired UCA minister Rev Dr John Evans was attacked by a carjacker who threatened him with a replica gun before stealing his vehicle on Monday, 18 November.
Name-calling and denial from our political leaders fails those suffering from the predictable effects of catastrophic global warming, a conference on the religious response to the climate emergency has heard.
Professor Lesley Hughes, of the Climate Council, told the inaugural Australian Religious Response to Climate Change conference that even conservative scientific predictions foresaw the likelihood of the unprecedented ...
Pilgrim Theological College farewelled 44 students at a ceremonial service on 31 October.
Twenty one were able to attend the ceremony at the Centre for Theology and Ministry where they were recognised for completing, or almost completing, a variety of awards. Six were exiting candidates for ministry.
UnitingCare Australia has welcomed the Interim Report of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety as an important step towards combatting ageism and recognising the inherent value and potential of each individual.
Members of the Presbyterian Church of Korea kicked off their 10-day tour of Australia with a visit to the Centre for Theology and Ministry on 4 October.
The group of about 30, which includes PCK’s Moderator and General Secretary, is in Australia to commemorate the 130th anniversary of the first Australian Mission to Korea.
The Assembly of the Uniting Church in Australia has made a submission to the Federal Government’s proposed Religious Discrimination Bill.
UCA President Dr Deidre Palmer said the Uniting Church supported the Government’s efforts to improve protections against religious discrimination for all people in Australia.
By Mikaela Turner
Prejudice comes in all shapes and sizes, none of them befitting the community which allows them oxygen.
It is something many people experience prejudice on a daily basis, be it racial, sexual, gender, ageist or even religious – and arguably none more so than Muslim women.
By David Southwell
Victorian and Tasmanian UCA congregations and other ancillary groups who are doing the mission work of the church are invited to apply for next year’s Lenten Offering grants to support innovative projects.
Scores of UCA members and Synod staff joined an estimated 100,000 people to march in Melbourne as part of the Global Climate Strike on 20 September, demanding action against climate change.
Bronwyn Pike will be the next CEO of Uniting Vic.Tas after stepping down as chair of the organisation.
The Uniting Vic.Tas Board announced that Ms Pike, who is a former long-serving Victorian Labor state MP and minister, will replace outgoing CEO Paul Linossier in October.