Uniting Church agencies are calling for help in supporting asylum seekers attempting to make a new life in Australia.
Andi Jones, Uniting Vic.Tas manager of Lentara’s Asylum Seeker Programs in Brunswick, which are not government funded, says asylum seekers often have limited means of support.
“Those people we case manage receive $100 per ...
Remembrance Day in November marks 100 years since the signing of the Armistice to end World War I, and Tasmanians this year have been remembering the terrible toll of the conflict on the island state.
In Tasmania, with a population of barely 190,000, 15,000 enlisted and nearly 3,000 were killed. Twice that number returned wounded.
A new campaign is challenging Uniting Church members and people from other faith traditions to live a more environmentally aware lifestyle according to their religious teachings and help save the planet.
Last week, faith communities launched the Time for Living the Change global campaign with eight events across Australian capital cities, including Melbourne, and regional centres.
Participants engaged ...
A new landscape project at the Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress (UAICC) Leprena Centre in Hobart aims to immerse visitors into the First Peoples’ cultural connection to country.
Over 70 people gathered to launch the Cultural Land and Playscape in the Hobart suburb of Glenorchy earlier this month.
Tasmania’s Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Jacquie Petrusma officially opened the ...
One in six Australians under the age of 14 live in poverty, with children in Victoria and Tasmania particularly at risk of social exclusion, a new UnitingCare Australia report has revealed.
UnitingCare Australia, in partnership with the University of Canberra and the National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling, launched the Child Social Exclusion, Poverty and Disadvantage in Australia ...
Once more High Street Uniting Church will be hitting out against slavery and there is still time to get involved.
From noon on Friday to 3pm on Saturday dedicated table tennis players will show off their prowess at the Mt Waverley church as they take part in the annual Ping-Pong-A-Thon.
The event raises money to support eight organisations in ...
Synod disability inclusion advocate Andy Calder has offered the following adapted prayer for use during Mental Health Week (7 -14 October) and Mental Health Month in Victoria (7 October to 6 November).
We remember creation, breathed into life by God’s Holy Spirit:
places of beauty and brilliance,
places of grandeur and spectacle,
places of extravagant diversity.
We pray, creating ...
Australian Christians are not persecuted and religious freedom should not be used to justify discrimination against LGBTI people, a Uniting Church minister has said.
Following the national postal vote on same-sex marriage, the federal government established the Ruddock Review to examine whether Australian law adequately protects freedom of religion.
On Sunday, Pilgrim Theological College lecturer Rev Dr Robyn ...
Approximately 40 people gathered in North Carlton last week to view images that varied from a miniature study of a leaf’s veins to a family of elephants.
The exhibition was put on as part of Cafechurch’s Spiritus Et Locus, an event which has been running for five years as part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival.
“The idea is ...
“The leaf has a song in it. Inside the river there is an unfinishable story and you are somewhere in it.”
These words, from the poet Mary Oliver, inspired Cath James and Gordon Bannon from the Loddon Mallee presbytery to create a day of storytelling and workshops on art, poetry, dance, permaculture and gardening.
Cath and Gordon named the ...
Rev Dr Apwee Ting has offered the following prayer in Indonesian and English following the devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, particularly affecting the city of Palu and the nearby town on Donggala.
Prayer for Palu and Donggala
Tuhan empunya kehidupan,
tatkala bumi dan air bergerak dasyat,
mengambil kehidupan dan mereka yang kami cintai.
For 20 years the Listening Lounge in Corio Central Shopping Centre has welcomed people in to relax, meet friends, have a chat or a deep heart-to-heart.
Last month, about 35 people gathered to celebrate the two-decade anniversary.
Joining Listening Lounge members and volunteers for the party were representatives of Port Philip West Presbytery and other community organisations.
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