Getting to know your Moderator-elect nominees

The next Moderator of the VicTas synod will be elected at the Synod 2017 meeting in September.  Synod members will choose between three moderator-elect nominees: Rev Sani Vaeluaga, Rev Denise Liersch and Rev Stan Clarke.

Find out a bit more about the three nominees with this Q&A.


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The unexpected sources of resilience

Attendees at Wednesday’s Moderator’s Luncheon in Devonport heard how resilience arises out of relationships and understanding.

About 35 people braved cold and wet conditions to attend the event at Devonport Uniting Church, where they received a warm welcome and hearty lunch from the local congregation, which expressed its delight in hosting VicTas Synod Moderator Rev Sharon Hollis.

Ms Hollis was ...

Uniting Church welcomes proposed laws to end modern slavery

The Uniting Church has welcomed the federal government’s proposal to introduce new legislation to combat modern slavery.

According to the International Labour Organisation, an estimated 21 million people worldwide are trapped in forced labour. More than half of the documented cases occur in the Asia-Pacific region.

Minister for Justice Michael Keenan announced on Wednesday that the ...

Christians don’t speak with one voice


Following the Senate’s decision this week, we as a nation are now moved to focus on a postal plebiscite on marriage equality.

Within 12 hours of the decision, I received an email from the Coalition for Marriage which is a part of the Australian Christian Lobby (ACL). I have never subscribed to this group, so ...

Rallying to a feminist way of thinking

It’s not every seminar session that encompasses questions of Christology, gender, race and Serena Williams but that’s what happened last Friday afternoon during the With All Due Respect: Theology, Feminism and Conflict conference held at the Centre for Theology and Ministry.

Approximately 140 people attended over the two days of the conference and on Friday evening nearly all ...

Gorilla Warfare

Film | War for the Planet of the Apes | M

Review by Tim Lam

Perhaps a movie about talking apes is the last place audiences would expect to find Christian imagery. But War for the Planet of the Apes is not just one of the best films this year; it is also one of the most ...