Fairfield Uniting Church minister Rev Alex Sangster was one of six people arrested on 5 September at a blockade by religious environmental activists at the proposed Adani coal mine in Central Queensland.
Christians are little different to other Australians in viewing the good life to be more about wealth accumulation, experience, prestige and success than making a positive impact on their local community or the world at large.
By David Southwell
The most inspiring view of Melbourne is not to be seen from the observation deck of the Rialto Tower or any other tourist lookout, but from the confines of a small room in a detention centre.
UCA National Assembly President Dr Deidre Palmer is urging Church members to get involved in the Global Climate Strike on Friday 20 September.
“We are passionately committed to contributing our voice and action toward a world in which all people, creatures and the Earth can flourish,” Dr Palmer wrote in her call to action.
Rev John Cox is the inaugural Director of the UCA’s National Safe Church Unit, which is being launched on 23 August. He shares some thoughts on his new role.What is the background to the National Safe Church Unit?
The Moderator of the Uniting Church Synod of Victoria and Tasmania has spoken out in support of making it mandatory for ministers of religion to report child abuse.
A Bill currently before Victoria’s parliament will require minsters to tell authorities if they have a reasonable belief that child sex abuse has occurred.
With Manningham Uniting Church beginning the next phase of a bold plan to secure its future it was fitting some of the youngest congregation members were on hand to help.
A book which shines a spotlight on the PWMU Cookbook, along with other Australian community cookbooks, has been honoured at the prestigious international Gourmand Awards.
Tried, Tested and True by Liz Harfull won third prize in the food heritage category at the awards, which have been described as “the food culture equivalent of the Olympics”, last week in Macau....
Village Uniting Church minister Cameron McAdam has discovered the path of reconciliation doesn’t have to take you very far.
Inspired by a quote by a Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress leader, Cameron and Village UC member Campbell Opie began researching how his congregation could engage with the First Peoples on the peninsula.
Today’s major order of business was to decide on the response to the Victorian Voluntary Assisted Dying legislation. Key points from the resolution included:
Day 3 included Agency and Assembly reports, NAIDOC Week presentations and the adoption of a Statement of the Heart.
The first report was presented by CEO Paul Linossier and Bronwyn Pike. Paul touched on the many important services Uniting Vic.Tas provides, which were:
The day began with a Bible study led by Dr Liz Boase, which was followed by reports from Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress Victoria, UAICC Tasmania, Walking Together Group and Synod Ethics Committee.